3/5 Pitching probables
Andrew Cashner makes his first start for the Cubs on Saturday when they play host to the Padres at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. Looking ahead to Sunday’s split squad games, Ryan Dempster will start in Mesa against the Dodgers, and Todd Wellemeyer will get his first spring start in Goodyear against the Reds. Sunday will be the first of four scheduled split squads for the Cubs this spring.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast on WGN Radio as will Sunday’s game against the Dodgers. Sunday also will be the first Cubs TV broadcast this spring as Len Kasper and Bob Brenly are in the booth in Mesa for the Cubs-Dodgers game.
— Carrie Muskat