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Cubs Announce When “Regular” Starting Pitchers Will Make Spring Training Debuts

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Eddie Butler takes the mound for the Cubs today in their Cactus League home opener, and Jen-Ho Tseng will go tomorrow. The question you no doubt wonder: when do the “regular” starting pitchers make their debuts?

Well, today the Cubs unveiled the plan, with the regular rotation kicking into gear on Monday. Tyler Chatwood will start on Monday, Jon Lester Tuesday, Kyle Hendricks Wednesday, Yu Darvish Thursday, and Jose Quintana Friday (Rogers, Muskat). Mike Montgomery will follow Hendricks on Wednesday (Miles).

Is that a teaser on the regular season ordering? Lester, Hendricks, Darvish, Quintana, Chatwood? It’s certainly possible, given that we suspect Lester may get the opening nod as it is, and the rest of the front four really could go in almost any order, but with the lefties probably split up.

And although Maddon isn’t saying yet, as Gordon Wittenmyer notes, things are lining up that way:


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