The Cubs head to one of the most beautiful Spring Training complexes in Arizona, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, to take on the Colorado Rockies today.
Scott Feldman gets his second Spring start as he continues to tune up for the season. He’s set to open the year as the Cubs’ number three. Feldman will also get to bat today, as the Cubs are going without a DH. Well, he’ll get to bat assuming he doesn’t get bombed out in the first inning (unless the Cubs bat around in the top of the first).
Junior Lake gets yet another start at third base, which is becoming something of a trade. I wouldn’t say he’s a legitimate threat (yet) to break big league camp as the starting third baseman or anything, but the Cubs certainly have an eye toward his future spots on the diamond – and they’re mostly away from shortstop.
Hot-hitting Brian Bogusevic gets a chance to show what he can do at first base – skills there would go a long way toward him possibly making the team.
Today’s game is available (audio) on MLB.com/Cubs.com.
1. Dave Sappelt, CF
2. Darwin Barney, 2B
3. Welington Castillo, C
4. Scott Hairston, RF
5. Junior Lake, 3B
6. Brian Bogusevic, 1B
7. Edwin Maysonet, SS
8. Matt Szczur, LF
9. Scott Feldman, P