Lineups for Friday’s intrasquad game


(Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs official Cactus League season kicks off tomorrow against the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium, but the team is gearing up for its second five-inning intrasquad affair Friday at HoHoKam. Most of the major league regulars are getting the day off, but top prospects like Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, Junior Lake, Brett Jackson and Matt Szczur will all be on the field.

Brooks Raley, who went 1-2 with an 8.14 ERA in five games with the Cubs last season, will get the start for the white squad. Raley will be followed by Drew Carpenter, Rule 5 pickup Hector Rondon and Dayan Diaz.

Alberto Cabrera, who made a name for himself out of the Cubs ‘pen last year but is being transitioned to a starting role in 2013, will throw for the blue. Michael Bowdon, Blake Parker and Jensen Lewis will back him up.

The game kicks off at 1:05 p.m. Here are the lineups:

White Squad:

2B Watkins
CF Szczur
C Clevenger
RF Chavez
3B Lake
SS Maysonet
1B Lillibridge
LF Soler
DH Valbuena

Blue Squad:

CF B. Jackson
LF McDonald
C Lopez
DH Sappelt
RF Bogusevic
3B Villanueva
2B Gonzalez
1B Nelson
SS Baez

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