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Young outfielder Tyler Colvin will make the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster if the team can find him sufficient playing time, according to manager Lou Piniella . Colvin, 24, would need to get somewhere in the neighborhood of two starts per week in order to justify keeping him on board, by Piniella's reckoning. Colvin was the team's 2006 first-round pick, and the team is intent upon getting him regular playing time. Therefore, he may start the season in Triple-A Iowa, and be promoted if and when the Cubs need his bat either as an injury replacement or as a left-handed bat off the bench. Because Colvin can play all three outfield positions, though, and because of his studly spring, now including a 1.060 OPS in 50 at-bats, he still has a decent chance to make the squad. If, then, Colvin beco ...

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