According to a press release, the Cubs release catcher Paul Bako and pitcher Mike Stanton. The Cubs roster now stands at 28 with 3 more cuts, that will be pitchers.
Bruce Miles reported that Jim Hendry is getting offers for out of option pitchers Angel Guzman and Chad Gaudin. That will make room for Rule 5 pick pitcher David Patton.
2005 first round pick Mark Pawelek was released yesterday. That is the 2 former number round pick to be released in a week.
Spring Training Lineup:
Alfonso Soriano went 0 for 4.
Kosuke Fukudome went 1 for 5 with a homerun and 2 rbi's.
Micah Hoffpauir went 1 for 5 with a single and 2 rbi's.
Milton Bradley went 4 for 4 with 3 singles, double and a walk.
Aramis Ramirez went 1 for 4 with a double and 2 strikeouts.
Mike Fontenot went 1 for 3 with a rbi, walk and 2 strikeouts.
Reed Johnson went 12 for 5 with a single and a strikeout.
Koyie Hill went 2 for 4 with 2 singles, walk and a strikeout.
Aaron Miles went 3 for 4 with 2 singles, homerun and 2 rbi's.
Rich Harden pitch 4.2 innings and gave up 4 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Aaron Heilman pitch 0.1 innings and struck out 1.
Carlos Marmol pitch 1 inning and struck out 2.
Angel Guzman pitch 1.1 inning and gave up 3 hits, 2 runs and 2 strikeouts.
Jeff Samardzija pitch 1.1 innings and gave up 2 hits and 1 run and 3 strikeouts.
I will keep you posted on the latest news.