Piniella: ‘He didn’t look half as lost out there as Soriano’

The Cubs have named pitcher Sean Marshall their new left fielder after he played one-third of an inning there Sunday night.

“I was kind of bored during the game so I figured ‘What the heck?’ Might as well try the kid out in left,” said manager Lou Piniella. “He didn’t look half as lost out there as [Alfonso] Soriano, so we’re going to give him a shot in the second half of the season.”

Marshall was admittedly uneasy about the switch, but found the bright side.

“Anything that gets me out of the bullpen is a welcome change,” said Marshall. “They’re nice guys and all, but to be associated with losers like that can’t be good for my career.”

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