Struggling third baseman Cody Asche also has had a few days off, including the previous two games. Asche entered Friday hitting .184 (7-for-38) with one home run and three RBIs.
"I've been trying different guys over there at third," Sandberg said. "Just want [Asche] to relax and play the game and let his natural ability take over. He has had some slow starts throughout his career at all levels. That's been a trend with him, but from what I've seen it's been the 50 at-bat range. He's a hard worker and he gets after it and he's a grinder."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.