cubs park shoesThe Reds come to Cubs Park to face Edwin Jackson in his final long tuneup for the regular season. The game will be on WGN, so everyone can watch and enjoy. If you can’t watch, you can listen on WGN Radio, too.

With the large cut earlier in the day, fewer guys are in camp for regular starts (for example, Javier Baez does not start today, though he’s listed as available off of the bench). But today’s lineup is mostly regulars, and could be a glimpse of most of the guys who’ll start on Opening Day, aside from Starlin Castro, who should be back by then.

That includes, by the way, Mike Olt, making his second start at third base. The job, it would seem, is his to lose at this point, making Luis Valbuena a great backup, and making Donnie Murphy a roster question mark. That is all assuming Darwin Barney remains with the team through Opening Day, which seems fairly likely at this point, especially now that the Tigers have filled their shortstop need.


  1. Darwin Barney, 2B
  2. Justin Ruggiano, LF
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Mike Olt, 3B
  5. Nate Schierholtz, RF
  6. Welington Castillo, C
  7. Ryan Sweeney, CF
  8. Donnie Murphy, SS
  9. Edwin Jackson, P

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