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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish may have been a little winded after his start today as he didn't expect to run the bases. After he singled, he was doubled to third: "I'd rather walk home than run home so I'll practice that," he joked. Darvish threw 75 pitches as he continues to build up arm strength. He gave up one run in five innings.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop (calf) says he should be ready to get into a game next week and believes he will be ready for the regular season as well -- but understands that decision isn't up to him. He commented on how good the Cubs rotation is: "I'm pretty sure those guys are going to be throwing 7 innings every game. We're (relievers) going to be asking for innings to pitch."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source indicates the Cubs have released pitcher Justin Grimm.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Making his first Grapefruit League start — and his first start in a competitive game since July 22 — David Price gave up one hit and one walk while striking out five batters in four scoreless innings. He incorporated his curveball and was solidly 91-93 mph on his fastball. Price is lined up to start the second game of the season, as well as the Fenway Park opener on April 5.