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    2013 Spring Training Calendar & Discussion

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    2013 SPRING TRAINING ATTENDEES

    PITCHERS

    Scott Baker, Michael Bowden, Alberto Cabrera, Shawn Camp, Andrew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, Casey Coleman, Dayan Diaz, Rafael Dolis, Scott Feldman, Kyugi Fugikawa, Matt Garza, Edwin Jackson, Jensen Lewis, Barret Loux, Carlos Marmol, Trey McNutt, Blake Parker, Zach Putnam, Brooks Raley, Hector Rondon, Chris Rusin, James Russell, Jeff Samardzija, Nick Struck, Hisanori Takahashi, Carlos Villanueva, Arodys Vizcaino, Cory Wade, Robert Whitenack, Travis Wood

    CATCHERS

    J.C. Boscan, Michael Brenly, Welington Castillo, Steve Clevenger, Rafael Lopez, Dioner Navarro

    INFIELDERS

    Javier Baez, Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro, Alberto Gonzalez, Junior Lake, Brent Lillibridge, Edwin Maysonet, Brad Nelson, Anthony Rizzo, Ian Stewart, Luis Valbuena, Christian Villanueva, Josh Vitters, Logan Watkins

    OUTFIELDERS

    Brian Bogusevic, Johermyn Chavez, David DeJesus, Scott Hairston, Brett Jackson, Darnell McDonald, Dave Sappelt, Nate Schierholtz, Jorge Soler, Alfonso Soriano, Matt Szczur

    Italics - Non-Roster Invitee; 40-Man if otherwise
    Red - Released/Traded
    Blue - Assigned/Optioned to MiLB/DL
    Bold - 25-Man Roster




    2013 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

    FEBRUARY

    4-20 - Salary arbitration hearings held (if necessary).
    10 - Mandatory reporting date to Spring Training for pitchers and catchers. Voluntary reporting date to Spring Training for other players.
    15 - Voluntary date on which all non-World Baseball Classic position players may be invited to Spring Training league-wide.
    16 - Mandatory reporting date to Spring Training for position players. Second Annual Match Play Bunting Tournament begins.
    17 - First full team Spring Training workout.
    20 - Mandatory date by which all non-World Baseball Classic players must report league-wide.
    21 - Five inning intersquad game at HoHoKam Park, 2:00pm CT.
    22 - Five inning intersquad game at HoHoKam Park, 2:00pm CT.

    MARCH

    2-19 - World Baseball Classic.
    31 - 2013 Opening Night: Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN.




    Code:
    Date		Time		Opponent		Result
    
    2/23		1:05pm		@ LAA (ss)		W 11-2
    2/24		1:05pm		SFG		        W 4-3
    2/25		1:05pm		@ LAD		        L 6-7
    2/26		1:05pm		COL		        W 4-2
    2/27		1:05pm		LAD		        L 7-11
    2/28		1:05pm		OAK		        W 5-3
    3/1		1:05pm		ARI		        L 2-6
    3/2		1:05pm		@ SFG (ss)	        L 7-9	
    3/3		1:05pm		MIL (ss)		L 3-4
    3/3		1:05pm		@ LAA (ss)		W 4-2    
    3/4		1:05pm		CLE		        L 5-13
    3/5		1:05pm		@ COL		        L 3-6
    3/6		1:05pm		@ TEX                   L 2-3
    3/7		1:05pm		CWS                     L 3-8
    3/8		7:05pm		@ CIN                   Cancelled
    3/9		1:05pm		CLE                     L 2-9
    3/10		1:05pm		SDP                     W 9-3
    3/11		1:05pm		@ ARI                   W 7-5
    3/13		1:05pm		COL                     L 0-2
    3/14		1:05pm		@ LAD                   W 8-1
    3/15		1:05pm		@ CWS (ss)              L 3-15
    3/15		1:05pm		Japan (ss)              W 7-5
    3/16		1:05pm		KCR (ss)                W 8-3
    3/16		1:05pm		@ TEX (ss)              W 5-1
    3/17		1:05pm		@ OAK (ss)              L 2-6
    3/17		1:05pm		TEX (ss)                L 5-8
    3/18		1:05pm		@ SDP                   W 5-2
    3/19		1:05pm		TEX                     W 5-4
    3/21		1:05pm		@ LAD (ss)              L 4-5
    3/21		7:05pm		@ SEA (ss)              W 7-4
    3/22		1:05pm		@ MIL
    3/23		1:05pm		LAA (ss)
    3/23		TBA		LAA (ss)
    3/24		1:05pm		@ CLE
    3/25		1:05pm		SFG
    3/26		7:05pm		CIN
    3/27		TBA		@ KCR (ss)
    3/27		6:05pm		@ KCR (ss)
    3/28		12:05pm		SEA
    
    (ss) = split squad


    2012-2013 OFF-SEASON TRANSACTIONS

    AUGUST

    10 - Promoted Tim Wilken to special assistant to the president/general manager. Named Jaron Madison director of amateur scouting.
    15 - Fired vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita.
    29 - Named Brandon Hyde director of player development.

    SEPTEMBER

    6 - Agreed to terms with free agent 3B Jesse Hodges on a minor league contract.
    19 - Agreed to player development contracts with Kane County (MSL), Daytona (FSL) and Boise (NWL) through the 2014 season.

    OCTOBER

    3 - Fired third base coach Pat Listach.
    4 - Promoted Shiraz Rehman to assistant general manager. Recalled RHP Casey Coleman and LHP Brooks Raley from Iowa (PCL); SS Junior Lake, RHP Jacob Brigham and OF Matt Szczur from Tennessee (SL); and OF Jorge Soler and LHP Gerardo Concepcion from Kane County (MWL).
    16 - Acquired RHP Marcelo Carreno and cash considerations from the Detroit Tigers as players to be named for IF Jeff Baker.
    23 - Named David Bell third base coach. Promoted interim hitting coach James Rowson to hitting coach. Agreed to terms with assistant general manager Randy Bush on a three-year contract extension. Named Tim Cossins field coordinator, Alex Suarez assistant director of player development/international scouting; Lukas McKnight assistant director of amateur scouting; Chris Clemons, J.P. Davis and Alex Lontayo area scouts; Mark Adair regional crosschecker; Andrew Bassett pro scouting coordinator; Steve Boros, Terry Kennedy and Mark Kiefer pro scouts; and Jason Karegeannes and Brad Kullman major league scouts. Promoted Jake Ciarrachi to pro scout.
    24 - Claimed RHP Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Designated C Anthony Recker for assignment.
    25 - Assigned INF Adrian Cardenas, RHP Miguel Socolovich and RHP Jason Berken outright to Triple-A Iowa (PCL). Activated RHP Marcos Mateo from the 60-day DL and sent him outright to Iowa. C Anthony Recker claimed off waivers by the New York Mets.
    26 - Assigned RHP Justin Germano, OF Joe Mather and RHP Blake Parker outright to Triple-A Iowa (PCL). Announced RHP Manuel Corpas refused outright assignment and elected free agency. Placed RHP Chris Volstad on outright waivers; subsequently claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals. Promoted community affairs and projects coordinator Vijay Tekchandani to traveling secretary.
    28 - Named Derek Johnson minor league pitching coordinator.
    30 - Announced RHP Justin Germano refused outright assignment and elected free agency.
    31 - Announced OF Joe Mather refused outright assignment and elected free agency.

    NOVEMBER

    1 - Named Anthony Iapoce special assistant to the GM/Player Development. Iapoce will oversee the minor league hitting program.
    2 - Claimed RHP Zach Putnam off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. Activated RHP Matt Garza, 3B Ian Stewart and RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 60-day disabled list.
    3 - Announced RHP Shawn Camp elected free agency.
    4 - Announced LHP Kyler Burke and 3B Jonathan Mota re-signed minor league contracts.
    5 - Announced RHP Marcos Mateo re-signed and SS Edwin Maysonet signed minor league contracts.
    9 - Named PJ Mainville head athletic trainer. Mark O'Neal will stay on in a office level position.
    11 - Re-signed RHP Blake Parker to a minor league contract.
    12 - Released 1B Rebel Ridling.
    13 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Scott Baker on a one-year contract worth $5.5 million with another $1.5 million possible in performance bonuses. Agreed to terms with free agent RF Johermyn Chavez on a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with free agent 2B Alberto Gonzalez on a minor league contract.
    14 - Agreed to terms with free agent C J.C. Boscan on a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with free agent LF Brian Bogusevic on a minor league contract.
    15 - Agreed to terms with free agent C Dioner Navarro on a one-year contract worth $1.75 million with another $250,000 possible in performance bonuses.
    16 - Named Brian Harper hitting coach for the Triple-A Iowa (PCL).
    19 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Shawn Camp on a one-year contract worth $1.35 million with $200,000 possible in performance bonuses.
    20 - Acquire RHP Barret Loux and a player to be named later from the Texas Rangers for RHP Jake Brigham. Selected the contracts of RHP Trey McNutt, IF Christian Villanueva, 2B Logan Watkins and RHP Robert Whitenack to add to the 40-man roster. Designated 1B/OF Bryan LaHair for assignment. Waived RHP Carlos Gutierrez and assigned to Triple-A Iowa (PCL) after clearing waivers.
    21 - Received $950,000 from the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks for the rights to 1B/OF Bryan LaHair.
    26 - Named Rob Deer assistant hitting coach.
    27 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Scott Feldman on a one-year deal worth $6 million with $1 million possible in performance bonuses.
    28 - Designated RHP Casey Coleman for assignment.
    29 - Named Scott Harris director of baseball operations.
    30 - Failed to offer 3B Ian Stewart, RHP Zach Putnam and RHP Jaye Chapman 2013 contracts. Assigned RHP Casey Coleman outright to Triple-A Iowa (PCL).

    DECEMBER

    1 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a two-year deal worth $9.5 million with $2 million possible in performance bonuses and a vesting option of $5.5-$6 million based on games finished. If the option does not vest, the Cubs hold a $5.5 million club option with a $500,000 buyout.
    2 - Agreed to terms with free agent OF Roberto Caro on a minor league.
    3 - Agreed to terms with television analyst Jim Deshaies on a four-year deal.
    5 - Agreed to terms with free agent RF Nate Schierholtz on a one-year deal worth $2.25 million with $500,000 possible in performance bonuses.

    Rule 5 Draft results:
    Code:
    Pick		Team	Player		        Position        Former Team
    2		CHC	H. Rendon		RHP		CLE
    9		ARI	S. Peralta		RHP		CHC
    16		HOU	M. Burgess		OF		CHC
    26		STL	M. Cerda		3B		CHC
    36		TOR	A. Jimenez		RHP		CHC
    6 - Agreed to terms with free agent 3B Ian Stewart on a non-guaranteed one-year deal worth $2 million with $500,000 possible in performance bonuses.
    7 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Andrew Carpenter on a minor league contract.
    10 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Jensen Lewis on a minor league contract.
    11 - Named minor league coaching staffs. Named Jim O'Boikowitch manager of in-game entertainment.
    12 - Claimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
    13 - Designated LHP Jeff Beliveau for assignment. Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Cory Wade on a minor league contract.
    14- Released RHP Pete Levitt, RHP Bryce Shafer and LHP Willengton Cruz.
    17 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Chang-Yong Lim on a two-year minor league contract worth up to $5 million, including a $100,000 signing bonus.
    20 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Carlos Villanueva on a two-year contract worth $10 million. Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Edwin Jackson on a four-year contract worth $52 million.
    21 - LHP Jeff Beliveau claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. RHP Sandy Rosario claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants. Assigned LHP Gerardo Concepcion outright to Single-A Kane County. Agreed to terms with free agent 1B Brad Nelson on a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Zach Putnam on a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Yeiper Castillo on a minor league contract.
    25 - Agreed to terms with free agent RHP Jaye Chapman on a minor league contract.
    27 - Agreed to terms with free agent LHP Hisanori Takahashi on a minor league contract.

    JANUARY

    4 - Agreed to terms with free agent LHP Dontrelle Willis on a minor league contract.
    10 - Agreed to terms with IF Luis Valbuena on a one-year, $930,000 contract, avoiding arbitration. Agreed to terms with IF Brent Lillibridge, OF Darnell McDonald and RHP Dayan Diaz on minor league contracts.
    17 - Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Garza on a one-year, $10.5 million contract, avoiding arbitration. Agreed to terms with C Jair Fernandez on a minor league contract.
    18 - Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Samardzija on a one-year, $2.64 million contract with another $125,000 possible in performance bonuses, and LHP James Russell on a one-year, $1.075 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
    23 - Agreed to terms with OF Scott Hairston on a two-year contract worth $5 million with $1 million possible in performance bonuses.
    24 - Designated RHP Lendy Castillo for assignment.
    25 - Agreed to terms with non-drafted free agent OF Bobby Buckner on a minor league contract.

    FEBRUARY

    4 - Re-signed C Nathan Maldonado to a minor league contract.
    5 - Sent RHP Lendy Castillo outright to Triple-A Iowa (PCL). Agreed to terms with 2B/OF Tim Torres on a minor league contract.
    7 - Promoted Alex Sugarman to senior vice president of strategy and development. Expanded the role of ticket sales Vice President Colin Faulkner.
    10 - Designate OF Tony Campana for assignment.
    18 - Acquired RHPs Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal from the Arizona Diamondbacks for OF Tony Campana.
    25 - Agreed to terms with C Rony Rodriguez on a minor league contract.

    MARCH

    4 - Agreed to 2013 contract terms with all 21 pre-arbitration eligible players on their 40-man roster. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Named Justin Piper as general manager, Mesa spring training operations.
    5 - Agreed to terms with RHP Armando Rivero on a minor league contract, including a $3.1 million signing bonus.
    10 - Released RHP Carlos Severino.
    13 - Released RHP Hung-Wen Chen, RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia, RHP Austin Urban, RHP Tony York and LHP Kyle Shepard.
    14 - RHP Starling Peralta returned to Chicago Cubs from Arizona Diamondbacks.
    19 - Acquired 1B Jose Dore from the San Diego Padres for future considerations.
    20 - Released RHP Ryan Hartman and RHP Su-Min Jung.
    27 - Claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

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    Bruce Levine:

    Theo and Jed to give state of the Cubs address.

    Cubs confirm 2 year deal with Scott Hairston . Tony Campana DFA to make room on 40 man.
    Patrick Mooney:

    #Cubs designate Campana for assignment to make room for Hairston.
    Jesse Rogers:

    Cubs brass meeting media to kick off spring training. Campana designated for assign. Hairston 2 yr deal official http://lockerz.com/s/282592576
    Cubs:

    #Cubs agree to terms w/ OF Scott Hairston on two-year deal. OF Tony Campana has been designated for assignment.
    Carrie Muskat:

    You have to get up pretty early to watch Kyuji Fujikawa's bullpen sessions at Fitch. He threw at 8 am AZ time Sun. #Cubs
    Rafer Weigel:

    Jed, Theo and Dale meet the media. Jed said they signed Scott Hairston and designated Tony Campana for… http://instagr.am/p/Vj8TIvL5TX/

    #Cubs Theo on any more roster moves "we're pretty much set. This is the team we're going to camp with."

    Dale Sveum says Edwin Jackson was "one of the top two or three" FA pitchers available. "I'm glad he liked me."

    It would seem @Tcampana_24 will get traded. Tough because he's a good kid, player and fans love him. #Cubs

    Theo and Jed said Baez and Soler will not sniff the majors this season but they want them here for the experience. #Cubs

    #Cubs Dale Sveum on what he'll say to the team 1st meeting about last year. "I probably won't mention last year. It's about moving forward."

    cubs Jed lauds Sveum for keeping the clubhouse in good shape despite losing 101 games "it wasn't for lack of trying."

    #Cubs Jed and Theo will be participating in the bunting competition. Theo says "Jed has good hand/eye coordination you won't see it bunting"
    Paul Sullivan:

    Theo & Jed confirm Baez is here for a look,will not have shot at making rosterSveum says he'll play SS &some 2B this spring
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