The Cubs welcome the Indians to Hohokam today, and it could be a big game for Jeff Samardzija. The rotation hopeful gets the start, and it comes on the very day the Cubs will be making final roster decisions. I’d like to think that Samardzija’s spot has already been decided, either in the rotation or the bullpen, but Dale Sveum says it isn’t true.

“Performance is everything,” Sveum said of Samardzija’s day. “We have decisions to make tonight and part of his performance today will have something to do with those decisions.”

Maybe it’s just something he’s saying. Maybe it’s true.

In any case, the game is at 3:05 CT, and audio is available via MLB.com.

The lineup:

1. Tony Campana, CF

2. Blake DeWitt, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Ian Stewart, 3B

6. Geovany Soto, C

7. Bryan LaHair, 1B

8. Joe Mather, RF

9. Jeff Samardzija, P


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