Cubs First Workout

Cubs pitchers and catchers were on the field at Fitch Park today for their first official workout of spring training 2013. There are many new faces at Fitch, but easily recognized was Kerry Wood, who is helping out with some coaching during spring training. It feels odd to not see the gregarious persona of Ryan Dempster on the fields after spending most of the last 9 seasons with the Cubs. The drills and workouts look pretty much the same as usual as we start this final spring campaign at Fitch Park.

I’m working on something that I think you will enjoy, it should be ready sometime this week. So I won’t spend much time blogging today about a nice and uneventful day one. It’s just great to start out another season and see the Cubs playing baseball again. If you might be interested in advertising at Boys of Spring, click here.

Some photos I took today. You probably know this, but you can click the photos to view a larger version.

Cubs Nate Schierholtz and David DeJesus

Outfielders Nate Schierholtz and David DeJesus







Cubs Blake Parker

Blake Parker

Cubs Catcher Welington Castillo

Catcher Welington Castillo looks for a big season

Cubs Darwin Barney and Brett Jackson

Darwin Barney and Brett Jackson

Cubs Chris Rusin

Lefty Chris Rusin

Cubs Andrew Carpenter

27 year old NR-Invitee Drew Carpenter has bounced between the bigs and minors over the past 5 seasons. Was 6-3 with a 3.38 ERA in AAA Las Vegas last season.

Cubs Zach Putnam

25 year old NR-Invitee Zach Putnam had 50 BB and 115 K’s in 129.2 innings of AAA ball over the past 2 seasons.

Cubs Trey McNutt

Trey McNutt the early leader in the Cubs burly beard contest.




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

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