3/16 Early quick hits
Milton Bradley was scratched from Monday’s Cubs lineup because he has the flu. Micah Hoffpauir will replace Bradley in right field against the Brewers in Maryvale. The rest of the lineup is: LF Alfonso Soriano, SS Ryan Theriot, 1B Derrek Lee, RF Micah Hoffpauir, 3B Aramis Ramirez, 2B Mike Fontenot, CF Reed Johnson, C Paul Bako and P Jeff Samardzija. Hoffpauir and Fontenot each have 15 hits this spring, which is tied for second in the Majors. Both share the team lead with three homers each.
- Reliever Randy Wells also was sent home from Cubs camp because of the flu.
- Aaron Miles hopes to get in Tuesday’s game. He’s been sidelined with a bruised right shoulder.
– Carrie Muskat