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Piniella still confident in Barrett, says he needs time off

Updated: June 14, 2007, 12:54 PM ET
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Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella said catcher Michael Barrett, who has argued with pitchers in the dugout twice this month and struggled on defense at times this season, will see his playing time reduced in the coming weeks.

"It has been a tough couple of weeks [for Barrett]," manager Lou Piniella said Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. "I have confidence in him. I'm going to rest him a little more."

Piniella said that the reason to give Barrett more time off had ...

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