2/12 Tuesday first watch – Updated

There’s frost on the fields at Fitch Park for Tuesday’s first workout of pitchers and catchers. How cold is it? Hitting coach James Rowson, who was working with some early bird position players in the cages, needed some winter head gear.

* Pitchers Dayan Diaz and Hector Rondon were the only ones who failed to report on Monday. Both were delayed because of visa problems. Rondon is the Cubs’ Rule 5 pick.

* Pitchers scheduled to throw Tuesday include: Scott Baker, Scott Feldman, Kyuji Fujikawa, Travis Wood, Barret Loux, Alberto Cabrera, Carlos Villanueva, Brooks Raley, Michael Bowden, Jensen Lewis, Drew Carpenter, Robert Whitenack, Rafael Dolis, and Hisanori Takahashi.

* For those of you interested in uniform numbers, new Cubs outfielder Scott Hairston will wear No. 21.

* Kerry Wood is in camp as an extra instructor. No talk of a comeback.

* Casey Coleman spent part of his offseason rehabbing at D1 Sports in Knoxville, Tenn., which is co-owned by Peyton Manning. Coleman was shut down in August after feeling some discomfort in his right shoulder, and didn’t resume throwing until December. Now, he’s trying to build up strength. The right-hander has bounced between starting and relieving, but says this year, he’s been told he’ll be used solely in relief.

— Carrie Muskat


I just just saw a interview on MLB Hotstove with Mark Prior. If he is healthy don’t you think signing him to a minor league deal might be an interesting option, if nothing else the mentoring aspect for younger players would be invaluable plus if he can get his control back and cut down on his walks are we not always looking for bullpen pitchers? I’m 60 years old; been a die hard cubbie and as long as I remember we have always been looking for bp pitchers who can come in and get people out


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