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Colvin content to hit anywhere in lineup

Colvin content to hit anywhere in lineup

HOUSTON -- For now, right fielder Tyler Colvin is content batting eighth in the Cubs' batting order, despite his recent power surge, which includes a home run on Tuesday.

Colvin, who popped out to the catcher in his first at-bat, had three extra-base hits in his past four games entering Wednesday.

"I don't care where I'm at as long as I'm in the lineup," said Colvin, who is in his third stint with the Cubs this season. "In the eight-hole, you got the pitcher behind you. You know they're always trying to pitch around you. All in all, I don't mind it. It's a spot in the lineup."

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A first-round pick by Chicago in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Colvin had 20 homers in 358 at-bats with the Cubs last season.

"I don't consider myself a home run hitter," said Colvin. "I just go up there and hit the ball hard, and if it goes out, great.

"But I can't be thinking about hitting home runs. I worry about getting ready on time and hitting the ball hard. Whatever happens after that, happens."

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