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“Who wouldn’t want to try to lead off?” he said. “See pitches, take pitches, get on base, try to score runs. Anybody who plays baseball, growing up, that’s where you want to hit. Everybody in the neighborhood wanted to hit first.”

But does Logan (or Langerhans, for that matter) understand the urgency of the situation? Acta has said in no uncertain terms that he expects someone to step up and win the everyday job.

“I think both should feel that way,” Acta said. “It’s there. They’re getting playing time, and they know. How much more chances are you going to get? Somebody has to show something and run away with that job.”