The Last Spring Training Game! Cubs at Rangers (2:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

We made it! The final spring training game of the season. After today, the Cubs will fly back to Chicago ahead of their home/season opener against the Brewers at Wrigley Field on Thursday. And, hey, at 11-6 heading into today, the Cubs cleaned up this spring! Take that, PECOTA. 

Today’s final lineup has a few more regulars than you’ll typically see in the final Cactus League game, including Rafael Ortega, Clint Frazier, Patrick Wisdom, Alfonso Rivas, and Michael Hermosillo. With Wade Miley and Andrelton Simmons opening the year up on the IL, plus the two extra roster spots (only one of which the Cubs are committing to a pitcher), I believe all five guys should be on the active roster for Opening Day. And while that may seem obvious now, everyone above besides Patrick Wisdom was a clear threat NOT to make the team at one point or another.

Alright, that’s a wrap on this Cactus League season. No need to belabor it. Go Cubs and let’s get this regular season party started already.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (11-6) at Texas Rangers (9-6) – Tuesday, April 5 at 2:05 CT on Marquee, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Rangers: Taylor Hearn (L)

versus

Cubs: Michael Rucker (R)

Chicago Cubs:

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Clint Frazier, LF
3. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
4. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
5. Michael Hermosillo, RF
6. Ildemaro Vargas, 2B
7. John Hicks, C
8. Luis Vazquez, SS
9. Cole Roederer, DH

Texas Rangers:

1. Brad Miller, LF
2. Marcus Semien, 2B
3. Corey Seager, SS
4. Mitch Garver, C
5. Nathaniel Lowe, 1B
6. Adolis Garcia, DH
7. Kole Calhoun, RF
8. Andy Ibañez, 3B
9. Eli White, CF

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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