3/26 Friday's Lineup
Both Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez were in the Cubs’ starting lineup Friday. Lee injured his back when he sat on a chair at Surprise and it collapsed. He didn’t want to talk about the incident and denied it was a “Cubby occurrence.”
“No comment — my first no comment,” Lee said. “They did change the chairs at Surprise.”
Ramirez has been nursing a sore right tricep.
The lineup is: SS Theriot, RF Fukudome, 1B Lee, 3B Ramirez, CF Byrd, LF Soriano, 2B Baker, C Soto and P Zambrano. This should be the Opening Day lineup with the exception of second base. Mike Fontenot was expected to start.
— Carrie Muskat