hohokam-park-signHooray, Starlin Castro returns to the lineup today! He’s been out for almost two week with a mild hamstring issue, though most of that time was just rest.

I don’t expect much out of Castro today other than him running the bases pain-free. Let’s just hope he looks completely healthy, and we’ll take the performance – however good or bad – from there. We’ve still got two weeks of Spring Training for him to round into game shape

Edwin Jackson starts against the Rockies, and he’ll get in some at bats, too.

The game is available (audio) via Cubs.com/MLB.com.

The lineup:

1. Luis Valbuena, 3B

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Scott Hairston, CF

6. Dioner Navarro, C

7. Jorge Soler, RF

8. Edwin Maysonet, 1B

9. Edwin Jackson, P

  • MJ

    How can Jorge Soler be playing a game today when he’s been elected the new Pope?!?!?!?!?

    Oops, that’s some guy named Jorge Mario Something. Sorry. Carry on.

  • Spoda17

    Dude, he’s the Pope, he can do three things at once… It’s a Catholic thing…

  • Rcleven

    The bad guy’s

    1 Young CF
    2 Rutledge 2B
    3 Gonzalez LF
    4 Tulowitzki SS
    5 Cuddyer RF
    6 Pacheco 1B
    7 Anrnado 3B
    8 Hernandez C
    9 De La Rosa P

  • cubzforlife

    Can’t wait for Anthony to return so we can see the regular lineup.

    • Rcleven

      Should know by about 9:00-9:30 tonight.

  • Rcleven

    Good day of work for EJ.
    5 IP 3H 1R 1BB 2SO .

  • Rcleven

    Corpus seem to have found a new home with the Rockies.
    2 IP 0 H 2 SO .

    • Austin

      Old home.

  • cubzforlife

    Whats the score? Inning?

  • Rcleven

    Bottom of 8th.
    2-0 Rockies.

  • Bilbo161

    Did anyone see the Baez play? Just heard on MLB radio that he faked a runner into thinking the play was ground ball by going to second like it was a double play.

  • North Side Irish

    Season tickets were delivered today…they have really improved the past few years. Each book is personalized with my name and account number. Also got a set of the Topps cards they are giving away this year (plus gum), a W flag replica with my name on it, and a STH card that gets me some discounts at the stadium. Sadly, no pair of Cubs Zubaz…

  • Rcleven

    Although Cubs lost to Rockies 2-0.
    Best game of preseason.

  • fromthemitten

    If Valbuena hits leadoff at any time in the regular season I’m going to cry