Friday's game plan
Here’s Friday’s Cubs lineup: SS Ryan Theriot, CF Reed Johnson, 1B Micah Hoffpauir, DH Jason Dubois, C Geovany Soto, 2B Mike Fontenot, LF Doug Deeds, 3B Luis Rivas, RF So Taguchi. Ted Lilly will start, his only Cactus League tuneup before he leaves for Florida to join Team USA. It also could be Soto’s last Cactus League game before he departs to join the Puerto Rican team to prepare for the World Baseball Classic.
Cubs hitting coach Gerald Perry may be back. He had left the team to be with family following the death of his father.
– Carrie Muskat