MESA, Ariz. Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo cleaned out their lockers, packed their bags and said their goodbyes. You got the feeling that they wouldnt be gone for long.
The Cubs believe Jackson and Rizzo can be foundation pieces in their clubhouse and lineup for years to come just not right now.
Rizzo, the first baseman of the future, was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, along with infielder Adrian Cardenas. Jackson, who should be roaming Wrigley Fields outfield sometime this summer, was one of five non-roster invitees assigned to minor-league camp (along with pitcher Jay Jackson, infielder Bobby Scales, outfielder Jim Adduci and catcher Michael Brenly).
The Cubs camp is now down to 40 players after this round of cuts.
Im knocking on the door, Jackson said, so Ill keep trying to force their hand and go to Iowa and knock the crap out of the ball.
The Chicago Bulls will introduce Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen today, and you can watch on CSN or live stream at CSNChicago.com/watchlive.
Tune in as coverage starts at 11 a.m. with players set to take the podium.
The trio was acquired in the Bulls' trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaVine is rehabbing from a torn ACL, which cut his strong campaign short last season. Dunn is coming into his second season and was a player Gar/Pax thought highly of in last year's draft. Markkanen is a stretch-four that was drafted out of Arizona with the No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Read more about the new Bulls in Mark Strotman's scouting report.
The White Sox take on the New York Yankees on Tuesday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.
Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (4-8, 4.69 ERA) vs. Luis Severino (5-3, 3.30 ERA)
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