According to a report from the Sun-Times, with the exception of Kosuke Fukudome who is in Japan preparing for the WBC, all of the players expected in camp on Tuesday have reported. Alfonso Soriano, Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez have joined the rest of the team.
Luis Vizcaino also sorted out his visa issues and reported on Tuesday.
Updated 4:21pm C.T. – Derrek Lee Out of the WBC
- According to a report from Cubs.com, Alfonso Soriano said on Tuesday he was okay with hitting lower in the lineup.
- Kosuke Fukudome, Geovany Soto, Derrek Lee, Carlos Marmol and Ted Lilly are planning to participate in the WBC according to a report from Cubs.com.
- According to the Daily Herald, Derrek Lee does not care where in the lineup he hits and mentioned he would even leadoff.
Update – 4:21pm C.T. – According to a report from Cubs.com, Derrek Lee has decided not to play in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Lee was told he would serve as a back-up to Boston’s Kevin Youkilis and would not play unless Youkilis was injured.
The Cubs first full squad workout was held on Tuesday afternoon.
Will update when more information becomes available….