Victorino weighing options. #Cubs
Shane Victorino, who has been slowed this spring by a strained right calf, will not make the Cubs’ Opening Day roster and is considering whether he’ll rehab in Mesa and then play for the team’s Triple-A team. Victorino, 35, had signed a Minor League contract with the Cubs on Feb. 26. He played in four games, but has not seen any action since March 8.
The Cubs have offered him a chance to rehab at the complex in Mesa, then play at Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs said Victorino has not decided what to do.
On Thursday, Victorino met with Theo Epstein and manager Joe Maddon.
“He’s not going to be able to start the season with us,” Maddon said of the veteran outfielder. “We’re working on alternative plans right now.”
— Carrie Muskat