|Cubs Outfielder Alfonso Soriano scored the Cubs' only run against the Padres on Saturday (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
Volstad, who has given up one run on seven hits over 10 innings in his three Cactus League outings said, "I've tried to be efficient, getting ground balls, and I feel I've put in the hard work. It's not like I can control the decision, but I feel pretty good where I'm at right now." Cubs Manager Dale Sveum is expected to finalize the starting rotation on Wednesday.
Cubs reliever Marcos Mateo will be resting for at least ten days and then have his right elbow re-examined after he underwent an MRI after being pulled from Thursday’s game in Surprise.
Sveum mentioned that Kerry Wood has not pitched since last Sunday. Sveum said that there are no issues and the right-hander will get a couple more outings before the end of spring training.
Today is Starlin Castro's 22nd birthday. On Thursday, he presented some children who are battling cancer at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa with a visit and autographed Cubs hats.
|Cubs Shortstop Starlin Castro visited children in a Mesa hospital on Thursday (photo from Carrie Muskat)|
Only 12 more days until Opening Day!