Pregame Notes: Jason Hammel to make Cubs debut vs. Cincinnati Reds


Mar 3, 2014; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds second baseman

Brandon Phillips

(4) and first baseman

Joey Votto

(19) score runs against the Seattle Mariners in the third inning at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off a day of split-squad games the club split, the Chicago Cubs (3-6) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (4-7) this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m. CST.

Right-hander Jason Hammel, formerly a member of the Baltimore Orioles, will make his Chicago Cubs debut this afternoon, as he takes the start for Chicago. He will be opposed by right-hander Alfredo Simon for the Reds.

As in recent days, there will be a free audio stream broadcast over at for those interested.

Here are today’s starting lineups.

First, for your Chicago Cubs:

And for the Cincinnati Reds: