Spring Training 2021: Andrew Vaughn Hopes To Make Opening Day Roster For Sox, Ian Happ Expected To Lead Off For Cubs

CBS 2's Luke Stuckmeyer reports as Spring Training practices continue in Arizona for the Cubs and White Sox.

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LUKE STUCKMEYER: The White Sox already have one of the most potent offenses in baseball, but there might be another big bat on the way. First baseman Andrew Vaughn was the third overall pick in the 2019 draft. Now he's trying to make this team, most likely as the Sox designated hitter.

ANDREW VAUGHN: --think it's just you've got to go out there and have trust, and trust the work I put it in, trust the work we've been doing here, and just know that if we go out there and play the game right and take everything seriously, it will all work out.

LUKE STUCKMEYER: Ian Happ expected to be the Cubs lead-off man again this season. After winning his arbitration case with the team last week, Happ can now focus on the field. A year ago, he was fighting to make the everyday lineup. Now he's entering camp looking to take that next step.

IAN HAPP: It's a different type of spring training for me. I can't say that my preparation coming in has been any different, but from a mental perspective, from a mindset, great to be coming in with that concrete knowledge of where I'll be playing and kind of where I'll be in the lineup.