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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Royals, Lineup, Broadcast Info, Etc.


Today the Chicago Cubs head out to Surprise, Arizona to take on the Kansas City Royals. Jeff Samardzija gets his first Spring start. He’ll likely go just two innings, but it will be interesting to see what kind of pitches he’s throwing, and what approach he takes to getting guys out. Is he going for the strikeout, or is he trying to pitch economically?


The game is at 2:05 CT, and will be broadcast on WGN radio.

The lineup features a number of back-up types, hoping to win a spot on the roster:

1. Dave Sappelt, CF

2. Reed Johnson, LF

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Jae-Hoon Ha, DH

6. Darwin Barney, 2B

7. Matt Tolbert, 3B

8. Steve Clevenger, C

9. Joe Mather, RF


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.