Cubs News and Notes: Highlights of Cubs-Indians, Baez gets hit, Bryant on Chicago, more
|Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12:46 PM- -|
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Check out the latest news, photos, and tidbits from spring training with the Cubbies with our latest edition of Cubs News and Notes.
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The Cubs suffered their first loss of the season succumbing to the Indians 10-7 on Friday night.
Play ball! pic.twitter.com/WpLiigqhiP— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 5, 2021
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant had a RBI single to put the Cubs up early in the contest:
RBI single for KB in the 1st! pic.twitter.com/TApwi1Ts15— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) March 5, 2021
Cubs standout shortstop Javy Baez left in the third inning after being hit by a pitch on the inside of his right forearm.
'El Mago' showed visible pain and tossed his bat away in disgust after getting plunked by pitcher Cal Quantrill.
Baez then talked a few seconds with Cubs manager David Ross before going into the clubhouse for treatment.
The Cubs announced that he was pulled as an "abundance of precaution", and they are calling it a forearm contusion. Everything sounds like he escaped any type of serious injury.
Cubs second baseman is certainly trying to get that starting spot in 2021 as he is sizzling this spring.
He smacked his first homer this spring last night:
Kris Bryant was interviewed during the game telecast and discussed some of the trade rumors swirling around him all offseason:
A few pics of batting practice before Friday's contest:
TGIF. ?? pic.twitter.com/CsqZ1sRWPb— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 5, 2021
Anthony Rizzo not happy about something in the following picture:
when you're not undefeated anymore pic.twitter.com/LAn6UrHkGr— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) March 5, 2021
The Cubs rotations has been dissected all offseason as a possible weak link after the loss of Yu Darvish. However, through early portions of the spring, they have been exceptional not allowing a single run.
Not fun news for Cubs fans as MLB insider Jon Morosi posted about the Marlins interest in Anthony Rizzo in 2022:
Speaking of Rizzo, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer was seen talking to the standout first baseman during batting practice. Was it about an extension? Hopefully so.
“Spring training has always been a great time to have those discussions.” — Jed Hoyer pic.twitter.com/Owfmn6VGli— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) March 5, 2021
CubsHQ's Anthony Pasquale wrote about how MLB makes it difficult for fans to watch games and embraces some of the sports' superstars:
Congrats on a successful and terrific 15-year career for veteran defender Brent Seabrook who is retiring:
Great memories with this old school photo that includes Andre Dawson, Mark Grace, Shawon Dunston, and others:
Chicago Cubs - Chuck McElroy, Heathcliff Slocumb, Shawon Dunston, Andre Dawson, and Mark Grace— CirclinTheBases (@CirclinTheBases) March 5, 2021
Slocumb rocking the white cleats pic.twitter.com/fbJIZQkWoX
More retro pics from the 1980s:
1987 Chicago Cubs spring training - Shawon Dunston and Manny Trillo pic.twitter.com/UjzPIR3hUK— CirclinTheBases (@CirclinTheBases) March 5, 2021
Saw this photo and had to share it. This is a great color photo of Billy Williams and Ernie Banks together.
Hall of Famers and Chicago Cubs legends, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks pic.twitter.com/b4ZqBRbwEB— CirclinTheBases (@CirclinTheBases) March 5, 2021