Big day for James McDonald

He could all but wrap up the fifth starter’s spot with a strong outing against the Snakes this afternoon. Joe Torre said he’ll go 60-65 pitches. He still isn’t really stretched out the way you would like a starter to be at the end of camp, but he’ll get one more start on Sunday at San Francisco. … Torre said definitively this morning that while the roster won’t be set for a few more days, we can safely assume there will be only four outfielders, including the three starters and Juan Pierre. That means Jason Repko and Xavier Paul are headed to the minors and Delwyn Young is headed for the DL. … We all met Will Ohman this morning. Seems like a really good guy. He is slated to pitch in today’s game, although as a situational lefty, he might only face a hitter or two. He lives in Mesa, not far from the Cubs’ spring-training facility, and he said the worst part about being an unsigned free agent for the entire winter and for a big chunk of spring training was seeing other players who lived near home coming home from spring-training games while he was still waiting to be signed. … Going to be a light day tomorrow before the team breaks camp tomorrow night. No morning workouts. Just at 11:30 bus to Scottsdale for tomorrow’s game with the Giants.

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