The Cubs did not get good news on Angel Guzman and Jeff Gray at the start of Spring Training as pitchers and catchers reported this week. Neither player will participate in drills right away.
Guzman injured his right knee during the off-season in Venezuela. He underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee 2 weeks ago, but the Cubs believe he will be ready for baseball action by Opening Day.
Gray has a mild groin strain and will miss at least the first 2 weeks of spring training drills. The Cubs will take it slow with the right-handed pitcher who they acquired from the Oakland A’s in the Jake Fox/Aaron Miles trade.
We should see Guzman in the bigs at Wrigley Field during the 2010 MLB schedule, but the odds of Gray making the club out of the gates is unlikely. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything else on Cubs players as the Spring progresses.