(CBS) Amid continued struggles at the plate, Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber has been dropped from the lead-off spot in the batting order — at least for Saturday.

Schwarber will hit second when the Cubs host the Brewers on Saturday afternoon. Infielder Ben Zobrist will lead off instead.

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For the first time in his career, Schwarber has served as the Cubs’ lead-off hitter this season. He’s hitting .182 with six homers, 17 RBIs, a .305 on-base percentage and .656 OPS.

Schwarber’s move to the second slot comes just four days after manager Joe Maddon vehemently defended him as the lead-off hitter.

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“Why wouldn’t he be?” Maddon said.

“He looks great, actually. That’s what I’m talking about, results versus process. He, to me, looks really good at the plate right now.”

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Zobrist is hitting .246 with a .348 on-base percentage.