Pregame Notes: Split-squad Chicago Cubs teams in action on Friday


Feb 28, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) runs the bases after hitting a grand slam home run in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs will split up the team this afternoon, taking on both the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – with both games slated for 2:05 p.m. CST.

Right-hander James McDonald (0-0, 54.00 ERA) will start for Chicago against the split-squad Angels and will be opposed by Hector Santiago (0-1, 0.00 ERA) – a former member of the Chicago White Sox. In the Cubs-Indians matchup, Edwin Jackson (0-1, 4.50 ERA) will face off against Hector Carrasco (1-0, 2.25 ERA).

The Indians-Cubs game will be broadcast on MLB.TV and an online audio stream is available for the Angels-Cubs matchup at Templo Diablo Stadium.

Here are today’s starting lineups. First, for the Cubs-Angels game:

And for the Cubs-Indians matchup at Cubs Park.