Murton and Other Notes
Two quick notes from Gordon Wittenmeyer...
The Cubs are getting enough interest from other teams in outfielder
Matt Murton that a deal might get done by the end of the weekend to
keep the Cubs from having to send the .296 career hitter to the minors.
They're just making sure no injuries occur today and Murton will most likely be out of here.
The battle between lefties Sean Marshall and Carmen Pignatiello for Eyre's vacated spot is going down to the final day.
Manager Lou Piniella said before Friday's late game that each lefty
would get an inning of work during the two-game set against Seattle.
It seems Lou really want to give Marshall every chance to win that spot, even though Pignatiello has easily outperformed him this spring.