With both Robertson and Petricka dealing with arm strains, Duke may be counted on to close out a few games early in the season.
It’s unclear when closer David Robertson and setup man Jake Petricka will be available.
Melky Cabrera is an upgrade in the outfield, and Adam LaRoche has a quality glove.
The Cubs have heard from numerous clubs about catcher Welington Castillo’s availability.
Sale threw 75 pitches in a simulated game Friday.
David Robertson and Jake Petricka are dealing with forearm soreness.
Lester will make his final spring start on March 31. He is likely to pitch in a minor-league game again.
Maddon isn’t as worried about Baez’s strikeouts as others are.
Lester will throw in minor league games in his next two starts.
A road trip gone bad should have told Jackson it wasn’t going to be his day.
All indications are Samardzija will get the ball in the April 6 opener.
The White Sox open the season April 6 on the road against the Royals.
Johnson made mental and physical mistakes in the field Sunday.
The Opening Day starter role is still open for the White Sox.
Bryant has been putting on quite the power display.
Chicago Cubs fans should be happy to know that Jon Lester insists nothing is wrong with his arm after missing a start on Saturday with a “dead arm syndrome.”
White Sox nation breathed a little easier on Friday when the news of Sale’s bullpen work trickled out of spring training.
No set date has been announced yet for Sale’s return.
The Cubs expect Lester to miss just one spring start.
“Rivalry games are always fun,” Jeff Samardzija says.