Well, we made it. Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training today. This is how I feel about it:
Per Carrie Muskat, a bunch of players reported early:
Nearly all of the Cubs pitchers have reported to Fitch Park for early workouts, and they’ve been busy. Kyuji Fujikawa threw off the mound around 8 a.m. on Friday. Matt Garza has had no setbacks and Edwin Jackson was spotted headed to the cage to work on his bunting.
Pitchers and catchers must be in Arizona by Sunday, but the first workout will be Tuesday at Fitch Park, beginning around 9:30 a.m. The workout is delayed one day so players can undergo physicals on Monday. There will be some working out early.
About 30 players were at Fitch on Friday, including early birds David DeJesus, Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney, Logan Watkins, Darnell McDonald and Steve Clevenger. The first full squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 17.
So, from Carl and me to you . . . Happy Baseball Is Back Day!
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