*The Cubs play a split squad game today on WGN-TV with the other half of team facing the Rangers in Las Vegas.
*Anthony Rizzo rejoins the Cubs today after a stint with Italy in the World Baseball Classic. Rizzo batted .235 ( 4-for-17) with 2 doubles, 4 runs scored, and 6 RBIs in the WBC.
*The Cubs 24 home runs this spring are fourth-most in the Cactus League.
*Hisanori Takahashi starts for the Cubs today in Mesa. He gave up 5 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings against the Rangers in his last outing.
*Javier Baez homered twice in Mesa yesterday.