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Mike Tauchman turned his career around a bit in 2023 with the Cubs. After struggling to a .181 batting average in 2021 with the Yankees and Giants, the veteran outfielder decided to spend his 2022 season in Korea. The time away seemed to help, as Tauchman lifted his average to .252 over 108 games with Chicago. He also posted a .740 OPS, which was his best mark since recording an .865 OPS for the Yankees back in 2019. The 33-year-old also chipped in eight home runs and seven stolen bases, and he saw some time as the Cubs' leadoff hitter. Tauchman is probably best suited to serve as a fourth outfielder, especially if promising 21-year-old Pete Crow-Armstrong can seize the reins in center heading into 2024. The left-hand hitting Tauchman could be a good platoon partner, though Crow-Armstrong also bats from the left side. Tauchman may ultimately start the year as the primary center fielder, at least until Crow-Armstrong shows he's ready for an everyday role.

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2024 1592.4 38 5 19 33 5 .259
2023 2692.5 64 8 48 56 7 .252
2021 821.1 22 4 15 23 3 .181
3y Avg. 1171.9 29 4 21 26 3 .226
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Diagnosed with Grade 2 groin strain

    The Cubs placed Tauchman on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a Grade 2 left groin strain, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. The injury is expected to take about four weeks to heal, although it's not clear whether that's a potential return target or when he'll ramp up baseball activities. Either way, Tauchman will be out, at minimum, until after the All-Star break. Cody Bellinger is starting in right field Tuesday and could see more action there while Tauchman is sidelined.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Tweaks groin Monday

    Tauchman (groin) left Monday's contest with the Giants in the bottom of the third inning with left groin tightness, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports. Tauchman hustled down the line to beat out an infield single in the bottom of the third, tweaking his left groin in the process. The 33-year-old will likely undergo imaging Monday night to determine the severity of the injury. Pete Crow-Armstrong would likely see more playing time if Tauchman is out of action for a period.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Leaves early Monday

    Tauchman (undisclosed) exited Monday's contest with the Giants in the bottom of the third inning, Tim Stebbins of MLB.com reports. Tauchman pulled up lame after legging out a two-out infield single in the bottom of the third, leaving the game after going 1-for-1 with a walk in the contest. He appeared to be grabbing at his left leg, but an exact diagnosis will likely come before the end of Monday's contest. In the meantime, Patrick Wisdom replaced Tauchman in the Cubs' lineup at designated hitter.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Getting day off

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. He'll cede designated-hitter duties to Seiya Suzuki while the Cubs roll out an outfield of Ian Happ, Pete Crow-Armstrong and Cody Bellinger from left to right in the penultimate game of the series. Tauchman's move to the bench comes in the midst of a brief slump at the plate, as he's gone 2-for-18 with two walks over his last five games.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Out against left-hander

    Tauchman is absent from the lineup for Friday's contest in Cincinnati. Tauchman has now been out of the lineup each of the last four times the Cubs have faced a lefty dating back to May 22, and he also was on the bench once versus a righty over that span. Christopher Morel is getting a start at designated hitter while Patrick Wisdom plays third base.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Delivers walkoff home run

    Tauchman went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the White Sox. Tauchman provided some heroics, taking Michael Kopech deep in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the fans home happy. The veteran outfielder has provided steady play for the Cubs, and while Chicago has a crowded outfield, Tauchman has been able to see regular playing time as the DH when he's not in the field. As long as he's getting at-bats, the 33-year-old should hold onto some fantasy value.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: On bench again

    Tauchman is not in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday versus the White Sox. Tauchman is not in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game, although he did log a pinch-hit appearance in Sunday's game against the Reds. Prior to the two absences from the lineup, the 33-year-old had started in five straight games. Tuesday's lineup also features Seiya Suzuki as the DH, Cody Bellinger in right and Michael Busch at first.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds. Tauchman started the previous five games and will take a seat Sunday after he went 5-for-20 with a double, an RBI and three runs during that stretch. Christopher Morel will serve as Chicago's designated hitter Sunday while David Bote starts at third base.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Gets aboard three times

    Tauchman went 2-for-4 with a walk, one RBI, one stolen base and one run scored in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Cardinals. Tauchman has three multi-hit efforts over his last eight games, going 9-for-33 (.273) in that span. His steal Saturday was his fourth of the season, three of which have come in May. The 33-year-old is slashing a fine .263/.376/.410 with four home runs, 16 RBI, 30 runs scored, nine doubles and a triple over 186 plate appearances. Tauchman is in a strong-side platoon role, but he's hitting leadoff against right-handed pitchers.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting against lefty

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta. The lefty-hitting Tauchman will retreat to the bench Wednesday while southpaw Max Fried takes the hill for Atlanta. He'll indirectly cede his spot in the lineup to infielder Nick Madrigal, who draws the start at third base while Christopher Morel replaces Tauchman as the Cubs' designated hitter.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Goes deep in Wednesday's win

    Tauchman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-1 win over Atlanta. Tauchman was effective from the leadoff spot as he delivered his fourth home run of the season and first since April 28. The veteran started in left field in this one with Ian Happ getting the night off, but the Cubs now have a crowded outfield that features Tauchman, Happ, Cody Bellinger, Seiya Suzuki and Pete Crow-Armstrong. This could push Tauchman to the bench on a frequent basis, though the team seems intent on getting him regular playing time, and he's earned it with a strong .821 OPS so far.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Provides clutch three-run homer

    Tauchman went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox. Tauchman instilled some life in the Cubs, as he was able to tie the game up with a three-run homer in the eighth off of Chris Martin. The 33-year-old has been the Cubs' best hitter over the last week and a half, slashing .400/.500/.743 with three homers, nine RBI, eight runs and a 6:8 BB:K over 11 games since April 17. The Cubs will have a crowded outfield once they get the likes of Cody Bellinger (ribs) and Seiya Suzuki (oblique) back from their respective injuries, but for now Tauchman is seizing his opportunity as an everyday player.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Records two hits off bench

    Tauchman went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 8-3 win over the Marlins. Tauchman entered the game as a pinch hitter for Nick Madrigal in the fifth inning, and he responded with his second straight multi-hit performance. Ian Happ was also lifted from this game in the seventh with hamstring tightness and was replaced by Alexander Canario. If Happ has to miss any time moving forward, Tauchman is an option to fill in there, though he'd likely continue to sit against southpaws.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting versus southpaw

    Tauchman is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks. Tauchman will take a seat as Chicago will square off with left-hander Tommy Henry on the mound for Arizona on Tuesday. Righty bat Alexander Canario will take over in right field and bat ninth against the Diamondbacks.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Playing time on upswing

    Tauchman will start in left field and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Padres. Tauchman will be making his third start in four games after reaching base four times (one double, one single and two walks) over his prior two starts. At least while he continues to show a solid approach at the plate, Tauchman looks like he'll be prioritized ahead of Nick Madrigal for the final spot in the Cubs' regular lineup versus right-handed pitching.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting again Saturday

    Tauchman isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. Tauchman will sit for the second game in a row Saturday despite the Dodgers sending out right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto to start on the bump. Nick Madrigal will fill the open spot in the Cubs' lineup, batting eighth while starting at third base.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting versus lefty

    Tauchman isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. The lefty-hitting Tauchman will begin Tuesday's game in the dugout as the Rockies send southpaw Kyle Freeland to the mound. Seiya Suzuki will start in right field while Christopher Morel serves as the DH.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Not starting Thursday

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Tauchman was a candidate to serve as the Cubs' DH on Opening Day, but Christopher Morel will get the nod instead with Nick Madrigal starting at third base. Tauchman slashed .252/.363/.377 across 401 plate appearances last season and will operate as Chicago's fourth outfielder to begin the new season.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Roster spot safe

    Manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Tauchman will be included on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. It's not a major surprise given the veteran outfielder had a solid .740 OPS in 108 games for Chicago last season, but it's still worth noting given Cody Bellinger was recently re-signed. Tauchman is poised to served as the Cubs' fourth outfielder and isn't likely to have much fantasy utility in that role.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Avoids arbitration

    Tauchman signed a one-year, $1.95 million contract with the Cubs on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. Tauchman slashed .252/.363/.377 with 48 RBI across 401 plate appearances during his first season with the Cubs, earning a $1.23 million raise in the process. He'll likely begin the season as Chicago's primary center fielder, though the impending arrival of Pete Crow-Armstrong could eventually put a dent into Tauchman's playing time.
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