"It's also a long season. And with the players we have, I like to get them off their feet for a game here or there. So it's kind of the start of that as it makes sense," Sandberg said. "Getting other guys a chance to play. Nix has also sat a number of games so it's a chance for him to play against a left-handed pitcher and I think it makes for a lineup that has right-handed bats in there against this lefty."
Asche, a left-handed hitter, is hitting .184 with 13 strikeouts in 43 plate appearances this season.
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