The Cubs are being cautious with Pierce Johnson — one of the organization’s better pitching prospects — after the right-hander strained a lat muscle during spring training.
With all the hype surrounding Kris Bryant right now, it can be easy to forget the rest of the Cubs' farm system, which is probably the best in baseball by any measure.
PEORIA, Ariz. — The Cubs assigned eight players to minor league camp on Monday, reducing their spring training roster to 53 players.
We already know the Cubs' farm system is good.
Pitchers and catchers officially report to Arizona in one week, kicking off the competition for the fifth spot in the Cubs rotation.