While Chicago is being pounded with a winter storm, many of the North Side Nine are already here in Mesa working out. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report next week on February 14th, but with temperatures in the high 70’s and abundant sunshine we had ideal conditions at Sloan Park yesterday. Our man John Antonoff was there and took some photos.
Be safe on the roads if you’re up in Chicago territory!
Infielder Ryan Court of Dundee-Crown High School will be among those in big-league camp
Albert Almora sports the beard
Willson Contreras and Ian Happ about to shake it up
Cubs new hitting coach Chili Davis already on the scene
Non-roster invitee Taylor Davis, appeared in 8 games for the Cubs in 2017
A Happ hug
Ryan Court, attended Illinois State University and was a 23rd-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011. Last year at Boston’s Class AAA Pawtucket club, he went .263/.347/.410 with 10 homers and 44 RBI.
Tim Sheridan is a Cubs fanatic who also happens to be the Cubs spring training public address announcer at Sloan Stadium and your tour guide here at boysofspring.com.
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