David Schuster’s 2013 Spring Training Blog

Matt Thornton

Schuster: Thornton Calls MRI ‘Over-The-Top Precautionary’

A few days ago the veteran left-hander experienced a twinge of discomfort in his throwing elbow during a bullpen session and immediately was checked out by medical personnel.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Scott Hairston. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Schuster: Hairston Proud To Return To Chicago As A Cub

As a free agent, Scott Hairston had options, but there was no question in his mind that he wanted to play for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2013

Hector Santiago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Schuster: Hector Santiago Playing An Important Role In 2013

Talk about a swing man on your pitching staff. That’s exactly the role that Hector Santiago will fill on this year’s White Sox team.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2013

Alfonso Soriano #12 poses during Chicago Cubs photo day on February 18, 2013 at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Schuster: Soriano Has No Regrets Staying With Cubs

The Cubs left-fielder had medical reasons for turning down a trade to San Francisco last year.

02/18/2013

Tom Ricketts

Schuster: Ricketts Silent On Wrigley Details

ubs owner Tom Ricketts would make an excellent politician because he can talk a long time without saying much. That was the case Sunday when Ricketts met the media and pretty much brushed away all questions regarding a deal with both the city and the neighborhood involving Wrigley Field.

02/17/2013

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Schuster: Konerko Pondering Future

Paul Konerko is the last of the Mohicans, meaning he’s the final member of the 2005 World Series championship team that is still playing for the White Sox.

02/17/2013

Brent Lillibridge

Schuster: Lillibridge Has A Good Shot To Make Cubs’ Major League Roster

Brent Lillibridge only signed a minor league deal with the Cubs, but he has a very good chance of making the Major League roster.

670 The Score–02/15/2013

Robin Ventura and Jake Peavy. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Schuster: Not Surprised Ventura Turned Down Extension

The news that Robin Ventura had turned down a one-year contract extension really didn’t surprise insiders.

02/14/2013

Addison Reed. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Schuster: Bullpen Will Keep White Sox In Contention

There’s an adage in baseball that you’re only as good as your bullpen. If that’s the case, then the White Sox have a chance to prove a lot of the so called experts wrong.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2013

Carlos Marmol

Schuster: Marmol Fighting Back Against Woman Who Claimed Sexual Assault

Carlos Marmol says he’s completely innocent of the accusations that have been levied against him.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs

Schuster: Theo Epstein Addresses Hairston Signing, Garza’s Health

The bunting tournament is back for the Cubs in Spring Training and believe it or not, that wasn’t the biggest news for day one with the Cubs. Lots of topics were broached as Theo Epstein and crew addressed the assembled media.

02/10/2013