Here’s the Cubs’ lineup for the first Cactus League game Wednesday vs. the Dodgers: LF Alfonso Soriano, SS Ryan Theriot, 1B Derrek Lee, DH Micah Hoffpauir, C Geovany Soto, 2B Mike Fontenot, CF Reed Johnson, RF Richie Robnett, 3B Bobby Scales.
Also, the Venezuelan team is listing Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano as part of their World Baseball Classic team but Big Z is not going. “No, I’m staying here,” Zambrano said Wednesday.
Soriano has been running well this spring. When Lou Piniella was asked if Soriano could steal 40 bases again, he said, no, but didn’t think 30, 35 was out of the question.
— Carrie Muskat