Cubs Post Starting Lineup for Cactus League Opener
The Cubs kickoff their Cactus League schedule on Thursday against the Brewers in Maryvale. And Joe Maddon posted his first lineup of Spring Training …
Travis Wood is scheduled to start the game. Kyle Hendricks is expected to take the next two innings after Wood. Clayton Richard, Rex Brothers, C.J. Riefenhauser and Spencer Patton are on the pitching schedule for Thursday.
The Cubs travel squad consists of Jeimer Candelario, Arismendy Alcantara, Willson Contreras, Taylor Davis, Kris Negron, Albert Almora Jr., John Andreoli and Juan Perez.
The Brewers are scheduled to start Chase Anderson.
First pitch from Maryvale is scheduled for 2:05pm CST.
Joe Maddon said Jorge Soler would continue getting reps in right and Javier Baez would see quite a bit of playing time in the outfield this spring. Both players, along with Kyle Schwarber in left, should benefit by as much playing time in the outfield that Maddon wants to give them this spring.
Pierce Johnson (Friday), Trevor Cahill (Saturday) and Adam Warren (Sunday) are supposed to start the three games after Thursday’s Cactus League opener.