peoria sports complex padresThe Cubs head to Peoria – the Arizona one, not the Illinois one – to play the Padres today, with Jon Lester making his third Spring start. Today’s game is available LIVE on MLB Network, so, if you’re around, flip on the tube and watch.

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Arismendy Alcantara gets the start at third base today, which will be interesting to see. And Kris Bryant is back in action, although not playing defensively – he’s DH’ing.

Welington Castillo gets another start, which is unsurprising, given the Cubs’ situation – he’s seeing as much action as either of the other catchers.

Today’s lineup:

  1. Arismendy Alcantara, 3B
  2. Chris Coghlan, LF
  3. Starlin Castro, SS
  4. Jorge Soler, RF
  5. Kris Bryant, DH
  6. Ryan Sweeney, CF
  7. Welington Castillo, C
  8. Mike Olt, 1B
  9. Chris Valaika, 2B