Archive - Mar 7, 2008
Not counting NRI RHP Mike Smith (who flunked his physical and got released the day the pitchers & catchers reported in February), the Cubs made their first roster cuts today, sending nine players to the minor league camp at Fitch Park.
Daryle Ward hit a PH two-run home run to cap a four-run 4th, as the Cubs defeated the Seattle Mariners 6-4 before a capacity crowd at HoHoKam Field in Mesa this afternoon. Ward was making his 2008 Cactus League debut, after being out of action the past couple of weeks with a sprained butt.
After a grueling two-day road trip, the Cubs return to HoHokam Park to take on the Mariners. Ted Lilly will start for the Cubbies and Carlos Silva takes the mound for the Mariners. Aramis is set to make his spring debut as well.