CHICAGO Teams

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss how the team prepared the starters after such a short offseason, Arrieta gave up five hits but no walks on Tuesday against the Giants in his final tune up before the regular season begins.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the health status of Addison Russell (back). After talking with the training staff the Cubs are still confident he can start opening day.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Munenori Kawasaki after he was released on Tuesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Duck, Duck, Duck....

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell (back) is hopeful to play Wednesday or at lest Thur/Fri but missing opening day isn't completely out of the question if he isn't 100 percent. He's close but doesn't want to take any chances. Ben Zobrist (neck) is back in the lineup on Tuesday after missing a week.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs released Munenori Kawasaki giving him a chance to explore other opportunities. There's still a chance he returns to the organization.

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Does Tim Anderson's upside make him a steal? (0:55)
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Caps current Cup favorite

The Stanley Cup playoffs start in two weeks. But who would be the favorite to win it all if they started today? Our writers were practically unanimous in their decision -- despite misgivings.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Cheap steals in AL-only: Jacob May now has a clear path to the White Sox's center field job, following Peter Bourjos' trade to the Rays. May offers speed and defense and little else -- and he's probably a backup come late May when Charlie Tilson returns -- but that's a skills combination that worked for Jarrod Dyson for years in Kansas City.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss how he feels heading into the regular season. He wrapped up his spring with 6 innings against the Indians where his stuff got better as the game went along. He says he's ready.

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