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LaHair not bothered by position carousel

CHICAGO -- The Cubs' Bryan LaHair was back at first base on Wednesday after two days in right field, and he said playing the two positions isn't a big deal.

"If I'm playing right and first, I'm still on the same side [of the field]," LaHair said Wednesday. "I'm comfortable either way."

The Cubs wanted LaHair to get some playing time in the outfield as they prepare an opening for first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the team's top prospect, now at Triple-A Iowa.

"People make a big deal out of moving around," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "When you're up in the batter's box, you're not thinking about what position you're playing or where you're hitting in the order. You're locked into hitting the pitcher. I don't think it affects anybody, moving around."

However, there is a difference between first and the outfield. LaHair admitted his legs were a little sore after two days in the outfield.

"The first day, I was a little tight," LaHair said. "I've been doing a little extra running to get ahead of the curve. I feel good."

CHICAGO -- The Cubs' Bryan LaHair was back at first base on Wednesday after two days in right field, and he said playing the two positions isn't a big deal.

"If I'm playing right and first, I'm still on the same side [of the field]," LaHair said Wednesday. "I'm comfortable either way."

The Cubs wanted LaHair to get some playing time in the outfield as they prepare an opening for first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the team's top prospect, now at Triple-A Iowa.

"People make a big deal out of moving around," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "When you're up in the batter's box, you're not thinking about what position you're playing or where you're hitting in the order. You're locked into hitting the pitcher. I don't think it affects anybody, moving around."

However, there is a difference between first and the outfield. LaHair admitted his legs were a little sore after two days in the outfield.

"The first day, I was a little tight," LaHair said. "I've been doing a little extra running to get ahead of the curve. I feel good."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.