The Cubs entered the final week of spring training in good health with almost all of their position battles settled, save for a tweak here or there. This is a veteran bunch for the most part, and Chicago should be the odds-on favorite to win its third consecutive NL Central title.
March 29, 2009
Jason Motte to make his MLB debut as Brendan Ryan, Brian Barden, Mark Johnson, Kelvin Jimenez and Randy Flores are also being called up to the St. Louis Cardinals. In addition, Chris Carpenter and Josh Kinney are being activated from the disabled list.
September 1, 2008