Chicago Cubs: Notes from the first week of Cactus League play
Anderson off to solid start
Newly acquired pitcher Brett Anderson made his Chicago Cubs’ debut versus the Chicago White Sox on Monday. While the outing was short, the results were solid. He pitched only one inning, allowing one hit, one strikeout, and two groundouts. The hit was a sharp single, but the rest of the contact was weak.
The goal for Anderson during Spring Training is simple: stay healthy. He needs to keep with the routine and keep his back from causing mechanical issues. Pitching Coach Chris Bosio is working with Anderson on some small adjustments, such as landing on his toes and not the heel of his foot. To this point, says Carrie Muskrat, everyone is pleased.
As our own Jacob Misener reported, the Cubs are still considering all options when it comes to the starting rotation. Both Anderson and Mike Montgomery are in the running for the fifth starter spot, but both could be utilized as a sixth starter or rotated from the bullpen to the rotation. The goal is, again, to keep everyone healthy. And prepare for another title run.