For their other split squad game, the Cubs lost 7-5 to the Colorado Rockies. Junior Lake hit a 3-run homer and Bryan LaHair was 3 for 5.
|Ryan Dempster started in the Mesa game today (photo from Boys of Spring/John Antonoff)|
Darwin Barney was sidelined as a precautionary measure with tightness in left side, which was something he felt during batting practice today. His status is day-to-day.
Blake DeWitt was pulled from the Cubs-Rockies game after being hit by a pitch in the right hand while batting.
Ian Stewart was sidelined with a sore right quad and is also day-to-day. On a brighter note, Carlos Marmol settled down from his recent appearances and pitched a scoreless inning in relief today.
Alberto Cabrera, Jeff Beliveau, John Gaub, and Josh Vitters were optioned to Triple-A Iowa today, while Junior Lake and Matt Szczur were optioned to Double-A Tennessee. Jason Jaramillo was sent to minor league camp. The spring roster is at 48 players.
Tomorrow the Cubs will play the San Francisco Giants at 3:05 pm CST, where Matt Garza will start. 3 more weeks until Opening Day!