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Hoffpauir Happy with Opportunity

Micah Hoffpauir made the most of his first big league start by hitting two doubles in the Cubs' 5-3 loss at Houston on Wednesday, and Cubs manager Lou Piniella took notice.

"We're looking for some left-handed hitting that can drive the ball. If this young man can (hit), we'll find a place for him in the lineup," Piniella said of Hoffpauir. Hitting is what Hoffpauir does best. In fact, it's about all he's done since being drafted in the 13th round from Lamar University in 2002. Entering the 2008 season, which marked his first scheduled invite to big league spring... Recommended Stories

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