Cubs News and Notes: Arrieta mentoring Alzolay, Jenkins gets 2 shots, El Mago falls, more


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Arrieta working with Alzolay daily (Photo: Cubs)
Arrieta working with Alzolay daily (Photo: Cubs)

Hello, Cubs fans out there! Hope everyone is having a great day.

Check out the latest news, photos, and tidbits from spring training with the Cubbies with our latest edition of Cubs News and Notes.

We will try to have this feature a few times a week, so everyone gets a summary of what is happening regularly at Cubs camp.

Let's get right to the Cubs tidbits!

Check out a few photos showing Jake Arrieta as a mentor to young pitcher Adbert Alzolay during the early stages of spring training.

Arrieta talks about Alzolay during his media session this past weekend:

Check out Arrieta back in 2014 and now in 2017. Doesn't look that different to me besides the jersey colors and a little more facial hair.

Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins announced on social media that he got his second shot to prevent him from getting COVID-19.

Great news as Jenkins is truly a true Cubs ambassador for all ages and a great follow on Twitter!

The second base issue has been on the forefront of many Cubs fans this offseason as youngster Nico Hoerner will likely get a ton of reps without playing many games in the minors.

However, according to observers Sunday, Hoerner was raking, showing off some added power in his bat. Great sign for Nico and Cubs fans!

New Cubs announcer 'Boog' Scambi is over pitchers hitting in the National League.

I used to be a very old-school traditionalist on this issue, but I am warming up to the idea to watch more hitters hit and just let the pitchers throw. It seems like every year more pitchers are complaining about having to hit.

Javy Baez appeared to fall during Sunday's practice session while chasing a baseball in the gap as J-Hey looked on and smiled.

Fortunately for the Cubs, 'El Mago' was fine, and everyone had a good laugh about it. Great pics of the scene from Tony Andracki from Marquee Sports Network.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant AKA Kyler's Dad was spotted on Sunday:

The Cubs are doing their 'Cubs UNconventional' event for the next few days with a lot of giveaways and promotions.

Check out a few printable Cubs coloring pics for the youngsters. OK, adults can do it too. :)

Cuteness alert, as a few young Cubs fan, call a play where 'El Mago' steals home as part of the 'Cubs Unconventional' event.

Adorable kids talking about Javy Baez stealing home, courtesy of the Marquee Sports Network.

More cutness as a few kids ask the tough questions during a 'Kids only Press conference' to several Cubs players including catcher Willson Contreras:

Cubs outfielder Ian Happ has the chance to get even better in 2021 as a possible breakout player.

Tip -- Get him on your fantasy baseball team while he is still cheap.

Wrigley Field always looks beautiful but check it out all snow covered recently:

Lastly, check out a vintage picture of Hall of Famer Lee Smith. He was certainly a stud on the mound.

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