Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Updates From Cubs Camp..

- As expected the Cubs made some cuts today. They optioned Mitch Atkins, Justin Berg, and Jeff Stevens to AAA Iowa. They also optioned Marcos Mateo to AA Tenn. The Cubs also sent 5 players to minor league camp, Welington Castillo, Darwin Barney, Luis Rivas, Doug Deeds, and Jason Dubois. No suprises there.

- Corey Koskie is in the lineup today to try to make Lou see him more valuable than the 12th man in the pen. He hit a double in his first AB. Because as of right now Hoffpauir is a lock and Lou said that because Hoff has made the team he will carry another outfielder (Gathright).

- Lou said he may make a decision on the closer and backup catcher position by the end of the week. I will do it for you Lou, Kevin Gregg and Koyie Hill.

- The Cubs may have Shark in the pen but only if they deal a guy like Gaudin, Guzman, and/or Vizcaino. Other guys that could take one of their spots are Waddell and/or Patton.

- Injured Cubs-

Lee- Sore right quad- day to day
Bradley- Flu- day to day
Fuld- Flu- day to day
Gathright- Sore tooth, went to dentist- day to day

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Double plays weren't Lee's only problem last season. He hit 20 home runs, his fewest in a full season since 1998, and went from a first half of .306, 15 homers and 56 RBIs to a second half of .266, 5, 34.

Should have traded him for Peavey and put Hoffpuir at first this year