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Ryan Theriot ready to lead off

In his fourth year, the Cubs shortstop is looking to have a breakout season

Updated: March 19, 2010, 2:14 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChciago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Back when he was going from Daytona to Lansing to West Tennessee, back to Daytona, then back to Tennessee, Ryan Theriot was known for his versatility. It's how he caught the attention of the Chicago Cubs in the first place, how he eventually became Lou Piniella's starting shortstop.

Shortstop, second base, outfield -- any of these positions would have been fine for the kid from Louisiana, who despite an impressive college baseball pedigree, stayed wide-eyed for ...

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