Cubs’ manager Dusty Baker has announced that in response to Michael Barrett’s “rough” day in the Cubs’ 8-6 loss to Cincinnati yesterday, that Henry Blanco will start today’s off day.
“We’re going to let Michael rest today,” Dusty said. “He needs a day off to clear his head. So we’ll go with Whitey today and let him get his work in today when we don’t play anybody. I’m sure Michael will be ready to go on Friday.”