It’s another set of split squad games for the Cubs today, as half the club heads out to (beautiful) Salt River Fields to take on the Diamondbacks, and the other half stays at Hohokam to take on the Padres. The former game is at 3:10 CT, while the latter is five minutes earlier. Audio for the Cubs/Padres tilt will be available via MLB.com.

The Cubs made a roster move today, by the way, grabbing reliever Shawn Camp, who’d been released by the Mariners. It’s a Minor League deal for the 36-year-old, but the Cubs are clearly still looking for more depth and/or experience in the bullpen. He’ll report to camp in short order, and try to impress in the last week of Spring Training.

Paul Maholm, the Cubs’ nominal 5th starter, gets the start against the Padres, and Jay Jackson gets the start against the Diamondbacks.

Today’s lineups, first against the Padres:

1. Reed Johnson, CF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Geovany Soto, C

6. Jeff Baker, RF

7. Edgar Gonzalez, 3B

8. Tony Campana, LF

9. Paul Maholm, P

And against the Diamondbacks:

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Marlon Byrd, CF

3. Blake DeWitt, 2B

4. Ian Stewart, 3B

5. Steve Clevenger, C

6. Dave Sappelt, LF

7. Blake Lalli, 1B

8. Alfredo Amezaga, SS

9. Jay Jackson, P

  • bob

    Signing Camp fills the void left by Andy Sonnanstine…

    • KJ

      Hopefully Sveum will let us know what the rotation looks like soon. Don’t know how much Camp can bring at this point.

  • Myles

    No Cardenas or Mather in either lineup, but Edgar Gonzalez AND Alfredo Amezaga?

    What should I read into this? Anything?

    • KJ

      That Mather has made the team and may need some rest after hitting the wall in centerfield during yesterday’s game. As for Gonzalez and Amezaga they played yesterday and Sveum may want to look at other players.

  • Dustin S

    We’re nearing that same feeling that comes along about week 4 of preseason football.

  • KJ

    That Mather has made the team and may need some rest after hitting the wall in centerfield during yesterday’s game. As for Gonzalez and Amezaga they played yesterday and Sveum may want to look at other players and may decide to use them later today as pinch hitters or defensive substitutions late.

  • http://www.fightoutsider.com Ryan

    The Cubs have released Trevor Miller according to Doug Padilla at ESPN Chicago.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Kinda figured that was coming when Sveum started talking about 1 or 0 lefties in the pen.

  • Brandon Howes – AA Correspondent

    Any news on the battle for the backup catcher? I am pulling for Clevenger. A left-handed bat off the bench is what NL style double switches are made for. Of course…I am biased because of how well he did last season in TN. The kid can play!!

  • Brandon Howes – AA Correspondent

    How about Blake Lalli still being in big league camp?? Just added depth for the split squad games as spring training comes to a close?? I don’t see where he is going to have an every day position in AAA…..I wonder what the plans are for him as camp nears an end? Could he actually return to AA Tennessee as the everyday catcher (like Clevenger did last season) just to get him more time behind the dish as he commits to catching as his best chance to get to the big leagues?? Thoughts??

  • Brady

    On an interesting note, I bounced over to the Cubs vs AZ game and noticed DeVoss playing center. Didn’t realize he played outfield positions as well.

    • dabynsky

      I think he primarily played center in college, and I believe I’ve read more than a few reports suggesting that DeVoss wasn’t capable of handling second long term.

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