Notes from Day Six of Camp Lou

Rain, rain, go away … For the third day in a row the Cubs were hampered by rain in Mesa. As pointed out on Monday morning, the Cubs having to split the team in order to get their work in is just another reason they need updated facilities.

The forecast for Tuesday … sunny with a high in the mid 60s.

Day Six of Camp Lou IV was highlighted by the arrival of Alfonso Soriano. As of this writing, only Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee and Starlin Castro have not reported to camp. The first official full-squad workout takes place on Tuesday.

While it would be nice to have all of the players in the same city, the three players that have yet to report are not late to camp.

Here are the notes from day six, including more on the status of Alfonso Soriano and his knee …

Notes from Mesa

Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano reported to camp on Monday and admitted his left knee is not fully recovered from surgery last September.

Soriano said he does not feel 100% because he has not tested it yet. Soriano said he’s running at 75 to 80% and he does not feel anything when he runs.

ESPN Chicago pointed out Soriano worked out in the Dominican during the off-season … the same information Oneri Fleita passed on during the convention. Both Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano worked out at the Cubs facilities in the Dominican over the winter. Soriano has been taking batting practice without pain.

Soriano admitted he is looking forward to working with Rudy Jaramillo again.

Well, there’s the update … and I am sticking to it!

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