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With 3 days off in 1st 13 games, 'it's a constant battle' for Joe Maddon and his early-season lineups

ARLINGTON, Texas - Demoting Ian Happ to Triple-A Iowa hardly alleviated an annual issue for Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

Thanks to three days off in the season's first 13 days, Maddon must balance keeping his regular position players sharp with providing opportunities for his young reserves.

"I don't like to have guys sit too long, coming off spring training when they're playing regularly,"

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