He might be a non-roster invitee but infielder/outfielder Brent Lillibridge has as good a chance as any to make the Chicago Cubs roster. His versatility is the key to his opportunity.

"Lillibridge is that guy that is slated to be that super utility guy that's played over there," manager Dale Sveum said on Wednesday after spring training workouts were complete. "He's got some sock in his bat for a guy that looks like he's 150 pounds soaking wet."

"Over there" is actually first base, where the Cubs have no one else is camp with experience behind starter Anthony Rizzo. Lillibridge has played 24 games at first in his five-year career.

"They better keep their throws low," the 5-foot-11 Lillibridge joked on his first day in camp.

He's also played every other position on the field except for pitcher and catcher.

"Outfield is there (polished)," Lillibridge said. "I got a lot more time in the infield, especially when I went to Cleveland, which was great. It was great to be back in there at shortstop, third base and second. It's more natural. I just want to be in that lineup."

Lillibridge is just one year removed from living in Chicago after playing for the White Sox from 2009-12. He was traded twice last season, from the White Sox to Boston and then Cleveland.