The Cubs (0-0) open Cactus League play today against a split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks (1-0) club, beginning the Rick Renteria era at new Cubs Park in Mesa.
First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m. CT this afternoon. Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for Chicago in his spring debut and will be opposed by the newest member of the Arizona rotation, longtime veteran righty Bronson Arroyo (0-0, 0.00 ERA).
You can listen to the game via an exclusive webcast at MLB.com and it will also be broadcast on television on WGN – the Cubs longtime TV home.
Here are the club’s starting lineups:
First, for the visiting Diamondbacks:
#Dbacks (ss) lineup at Cubs in Mesa: Parra RF Prado 3B Goldy 1B Hill 2B Chavez DH Trumbo LF Montero C Pollock CF Gregorius SS Arroyo P
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) February 27, 2014
The Cubs will counter as follows:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 27, 2014
We will have a full recap of today’s game – as well as the entire Spring Training and regular season slate – up at www.cubbiescrib.com.