Scott Eyre is hurting, Neal Cotts was cut, so Carmen Pignatiello and Sean Marshall have shots at a job on Opening Day.
Scott Eyre came up with elbow soreness at an unfortunate time and could force the Cubs to put him on the disabled list to start the season.
That's not good, but hence the pitching depth.
This I like
The Cubs are also looking at adding a right-handed hitting outfielder, and Piniella said that either Reed Johnson or Jeff DaVanon could draw the Cubs interest. DaVanon, 34, was released by San Diego on Saturday, and has a .295 career average in 528 games. Johnson, 31, was released by Toronto on Saturday and is a .298 career hitter.
Two good options, very cheap, no prospects lost etc. We'll see what happens.
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