MESA, Ariz. – Instead of marketing mercenaries for the trade deadline, maybe Chris Bosio will someday be getting his pitchers ready for a pennant race where the Cubs are actually a factor.
MESA, Ariz. – Starlin Castro summed up the experience for an injured player in spring training: “It sucks to be doing this. I’d rather be playing.”
If Carlos Villanueva harbors any ill-will toward the Cubs for his latest demotion to the bullpen, he certainly wasn’t tipping his hand that way Friday.
MESA, Ariz. -- Scott Baker continued to build strength 11 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, throwing two innings in a simulated game Thursday.