While the official reporting date for pitchers and catchers is today, many of the players have been in camp and on the field. The first official on field workout is Monday for pitchers and catchers. Position players report on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19.
Jim Hendry and Mike Quade are scheduled to meet with the media on Sunday prior to the start of Camp ‘Q’. The Cubs made improvements to the facilities at Fitch Park. Four covered batting cages have been added to give the players a total of six to get their work in. In case of bad weather, the screens on the cages come off which creates more room for pitchers to get their work in. The additional room creates a total of eight mounds … one of the many improvements Lou Piniella wanted to see during his tenure.
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