2/13 Wednesday first watch
* It’s Day 2 of pitchers and catchers in Cubs camp. Matt Garza, Edwin Jackson, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol are among the pitchers scheduled to throw bullpen sessions Wednesday at Fitch Park. Samardzija says Jackson has fit right in and likes the right-hander’s approach.
“He’s one of those guys — you look at Garza and a couple other dudes — and they really don’t put too much into contracts or what the expectations are,” Samardzija said. “It’s just go out, get your work in kind of guys and that’s definitely Edwin to the max. He’s probably in [the workout room] now with his headphones on, getting his lower workout in, getting ready to start the day. It’s just another day for him. I think with all three of us being close guys and you throw in [Scott] Baker, [Scott] Feldman and [Travis Wood], we have a nice core group of guys who definitely get along well and are comfortable discussing outings and future outings. I’m excited to have different guys to bounce things off of for sure.”
* Brent Lillibridge reported Wednesday. A non-roster invitee, he played for the White Sox, Red Sox and Indians last year, and combined to bat .195.
– Carrie Muskat