The Cubs sent infielder-outfielder Jake Fox and outfielder Sam Fuld back to the minor-league camp this morning. More cuts will come later today. Fox hit .350 and slugged .633 this spring, but he's a man without a position. Maybe Jim Hendry can deal him to an AL team, where he can DH a little and play some first base. Fuld had a much better spring this year than last. He batted .250, but had an OBP of .370.
The Rockies come up from Tucson today. Cubs go like this:
Gaudin is 2-1 with an 11.17 ERA in 5 games, 3 starts, this spring. He's given up 15 hits in 9 2-3 innings while striking out five and walking six. Lou didn't exactly give him a ringing endorsement when asked where he fits.
"Yeah, he's a possibility for the middle," Lou said. "Let's hope he's got good stuff today. He's been throwing very well on the side."
Ted Lilly was throwing a simulated game this morning on the back field. Rich Harden may go up to 6 innings tomorrow in a Triple-A game down at Fitch Park.