3/14 Cubs on deck
Randy Wells gets the start on Wednesday when the Cubs face the Brewers for the second time this spring. First pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Arizona time and the game will be broadcast on Cubs.com. Travis Wood, Lendy Castillo, Casey Coleman, and Trever Miller also are slated to pitch in the game at HoHoKam Park.
* Alfonso Soriano has hit safely in all six games he’s played in. He has four homer, tied for the Major League lead with the Tigers’ Ryan Rayburn. Darwin Barney has hit safely in all seven games he’s played in.
* Junior Lake must be feeling better. He was taking grounders at shortstop early Wednesday. He was sidelined Tuesday after fouling a ball off his left ankle.
* On Thursday, Rodrigo Lopez will face the Rockies in Scottsdale, while Ryan Dempster starts against the Diamondbacks in Mesa. This is the start of a stretch in which the Cubs will play four split squad games in six days, including two in Las Vegas against the Rangers Saturday and Sunday.
— Carrie Muskat