Cubs' Jason Heyward, Javier Baez to face Cleveland

There's no need to get excited Sunday when the Chicago Cubs play host to the Cleveland Indians in a rematch of 2016 World Series teams.First, it's only an exhibition game. Second, due to Saturday's split-squad games, only two Cubs regulars will start...

Cubs' Jason Heyward, Javier Baez to face Cleveland

There's no need to get excited Sunday when the Chicago Cubs play host to the Cleveland Indians in a rematch of 2016 World Series teams.First, it's only an exhibition game. Second, due to Saturday's split-squad games, only two Cubs regulars will start...

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Cubs' Jason Heyward, Javier Baez to face Cleveland

There's no need to get excited Sunday when the Chicago Cubs play host to the Cleveland Indians in a rematch of 2016 World Series teams.

First, it's only an exhibition game.

Second, due to Saturday's split-squad games, only two Cubs regulars will start against the Indians.

Jason Heyward will shift from right field to designated hitter as he continues work with his modified swing. Javier Baez will bat second, presumably to get as many as three at-bats.

Jeimer Candelario, a third baseman by trade, will get the start at first base.

Here's the Cubs' lineup:

Heyward dh

Baez 2b

Candelario 1b

Jimenez lf

Almora Jr. cf

Young 3b

Weeks ss

Szczur rf

Corporan c

Buchanan p

Caption Jason Heyward on level of comfort with new swing, support from Cubs

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward discusses his comfort level with his new swing and the support from the organization on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward discusses his comfort level with his new swing and the support from the organization on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Jason Heyward on level of comfort with new swing, support from Cubs

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward discusses his comfort level with his new swing and the support from the organization on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward discusses his comfort level with his new swing and the support from the organization on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Mike Montgomery on his expected role with Cubs, first exhibition start

Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery discusses his upcoming role with the team this season and reacts to his first exhibition outing in which he threw one scoreless inning on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery discusses his upcoming role with the team this season and reacts to his first exhibition outing in which he threw one scoreless inning on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Manager Joe Maddon on the Cubs' first games, at-bats and lineups

Manager Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs' first games, at-bats and lineups. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Manager Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs' first games, at-bats and lineups. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer on Pedro Strop's contract extension

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer discusses the contract extension of reliever Pedro Strop on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer discusses the contract extension of reliever Pedro Strop on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Joe Maddon on the Cubs' relay and bunt drills

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Jason Heyward's progress as well as the team's relay and bunt drills on Feb. 24, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Jason Heyward's progress as well as the team's relay and bunt drills on Feb. 24, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

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