3/24 Quick hits
Here’s the lineup for Tuesday’s game vs. Rockies at HoHoKam: LF Alfonso Soriano, SS Ryan Theriot, 1B Derrek Lee, RF Milton Bradley, 3B Aramis Ramirez, CF Reed Johnson, C Geovany Soto, 2B Aaron Miles, P Chad Gaudin.
- Ted Lilly threw a simulated game on the backfield at 8:30 a.m., and will be slotted into the rotation to follow Ryan Dempster. Rich Harden is on track to start in a Minor League game Wednesday at Fitch Park.
- Kosuke Fukudome will make his first Cubs appearance Thursday night in Scottsdale vs. the Giants. Fukudome and Team Japan won the World Baseball Classic on Monday.
- Jake Fox and Sam Fuld were trimmed from the roster — expect more cuts later Tuesday.
- Lou Piniella says all roster decisions will be made before the team goes to New York for the two games against the Yankees, April 3-4.
– Carrie Muskat