Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cubs beat the Indians, 2-0; 25-man roster almost set

The Cubs beat the Indians, 2-0 today.  Jeff Samardzija pitched six scoreless innings and even hit a triple.  Carlos Marmol pitched in relief and had his second scoreless outing since he had hand cramps.  "I feel pretty good, man," Samardzija said.  "Looking at my camp as a whole, there's not much I can say other than that last (poor) outing. Obviously, we'll see what happens."

Jeff Samardzija pitched six scoreless innings today (photo from Chicago Tribune)
The Cubs are close to finalizing their 25-man roster (which is currently at 40 players).  "We're just going to make our decisions tonight and see where we go with it," Manager Dale Sveum said.  "We've got to make a decision on the long man as well and that's as much of a priority.  We have 22 or 21 guys who are pretty much decided and we'll spend hopefully not more than four hours on the other four guys.  "Some people are attached to somebody and that means a lot, but sometimes you have to put your feelings aside when it comes to these decisions and what's best for the 25 guys in the organization."

The Cubs will play the Padres at 3:05pm CST tomorrow in Peoria, AZ.  Chris Volstad will start for the Cubs.  Only 8 more days until Opening Day!

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