The Chicago Cubs are busy preparing for Spring Training action in Mesa. Meanwhile, former Cub Dexter Fowler is at the center of heated remarks in St. Louis.
With Cactus League action set to begin in the coming weeks for the Chicago Cubs, full-squad workouts began this week in Arizona.
On Monday, live batting practice sessions took place, with veterans such as John Lackey getting some work in against the Cubs’ hitters. According to Joe Maddon, the team will look to guard its starting pitchers early this spring, as well.
Chicago enters camp with several lineup questions, due largely to a great deal of depth in the system.
In center field, the team could open the season with a platoon. Jon Jay and rookie Albert Almora Jr. are the two likely front runners for such a tandem.
The pair will replace fan-favorite Dexter Fowler, who spent the last two years in Chicago before heading for St. Louis via free agency this winter.
Fowler is now caught in the midst of social media backlash from some Cardinals fans angry about a comment he made regarding the recently-overturned travel ban to some Middle East countries.
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