2/23 February madness

The Cubs bunting tournament gets underway this morning on the back field. Among the most interesting matchups are strength coach Tim Buss vs. pitcher Chris Rusin, and Jay Jackson against Rafael Dolis. John Gaub, who has been limited because of back spasms, also was scheduled to participate and face Dae-Eun Rhee.

* On Thursday, position players have to report, which means they just have to be in Arizona, not necessarily at Fitch Park. Blake DeWitt arrived on Thursday. The first full squad workout is Friday and manager Dale Sveum will meet with each player for five minutes, starting with Jim Adduci and ending with Alfonso Soriano.

— Carrie Muskat

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