Mike Olt has a renewed belief and confidence with his vision problems behind him.
Junior Lake and Mike Olt have earned a little more time while playing in platoons.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer insists the team wants Samardzija if contract numbers work out.
Donnie Murphy is off to Texas, creating playing time at third base and second base.
Jeff Samardzija will make one more start and then have five days rest before the opener.
Slowed by injury, Cubs infielder Mike Olt is hoping to squeeze into the platoon at third base.
The progress of Mike Olt has been eye opening over the past week in Cubs camp.
Jake Arrieta, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Mike Olt and Junior Lake are among those who have agreed to terms.
Third base is a job that is wide open for the Cubs this spring. Ideally Mike Olt comes away as the teams opening day starter at the hot corner on March 31.
Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.
Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.