3/6 Cubs vs. White Sox
The Cubs and White Sox face off Thursday at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa for the first of two Cactus League meetings. Carlos Villanueva will start for the Cubs against the Sox’s Jose Quintana. Here’s the early Cubs lineup:
Note: The lineup is subject to change. There was a last minute switch on Wednesday at the Rangers game because Darwin Barney was in the original lineup and then scratched. Nothing was wrong but Dale Sveum lets his veterans take a day off, and Barney had picked Wednesday but there was a little mixup. Note to Barney fans: He’s not in the doghouse at all.
— Carrie Muskat