3/29 Coleman headed to Iowa

Casey Coleman’s name was not on the list of players sent down on Thursday but he did meet with manager Dale Sveum and is aware he’s not going to be in Chicago on Opening Day.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” Coleman said. “I know I put myself in position to make the team but in the end, they need me more as a starter. I can’t argue with them about that. They’re the ones making the decisions. Wherever they need me, I’ll try my best.”

So, Coleman will join Randy Wells and Travis Wood in the Triple-A Iowa rotation. Last year, Coleman filled in as the Cubs scrambled to replace Andrew Cashner and Wells after they were sidelined with injuries.

“It’s a good thing that we have more pitching, more depth,” Coleman said. “I hope this spring showed guys I can do both. I can go up there in the bullpen as well. That was the opportunity they gave me and I hope I proved I could do it.”

He appeared in eight Cactus League games and made one start. Coleman served up runs in only one outing, March 14, against the Brewers. Take out that one game, and he has given up zero runs on seven hits over 11 innings.

— Carrie Muskat 


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