Cubs News and Notes: Rizzo bats leadoff, Kevin Rizzo mania, Hoyer on Bryant talks, more


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Heyward and Rizzo watching during workouts (Allan Henry - USA Today Sports)
Heyward and Rizzo watching during workouts (Allan Henry - USA Today Sports)

Hello, Cubs fans out there! I hope everyone is having a great start of the week and ready for the upcoming slate of spring training games.

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 several times a week, so everyone gets a summary of what is happening regularly at Cubs camp.

Let's get right all the Cubs notes!

Cubs manager David Ross announced the lineup for Monday's spring training opener:

Anthony Rizzo

Willson Contreras

Jo Pederson

Javy Báez

Cameron Maybin

Davie Bote

Illdemaro Vargas

Ian Miller

P.J. Higgins (DH)

Kyle Hendricks will get the nod on the mound today and Adbert Alzolay will get the start on Tuesday.

Speaking of the 'Professor', he has been a mentor to some of the youngsters on the team including Tyson Miller:

Anthony Rizzo's cute doggie Kevin showed up at Cubs camp on Sunday afternoon:

More Kevin Rizzo fun:

Some more photos from camp on Sunday:

Best of luck to former Cub Albert Almora Jr. as he continues his baseball career with the New York Mets:

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer talked about the open lines of communication between him and Kris Bryant this offseason:

ESPN baseball analyst Jeff Passan trolled the baseball community trying to get people to think that Kris Bryant was traded but it was rather Zach Bryant of the Cubs:

Cubs legend Fergie Jenkins is happy that baseball is back!

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