News and Notes:
- The leadership is admirable but, considering the source, hopefully he is listening to himself.
- The Cubs have used their early round picks to stock up on pitching. The Sun-Times also reports that the club may have trouble signing first round pick Albert Almora.
- Unlike the Cubs and their first round pick, the Astros are making progress toward signing No. 1 pick Carlos Correa.
- Pittsburgh has recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. Gorkys Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
- Indeed, let the negotiations begin. Concerning first round pick Mark Appel... good luck.
- The rehabbing Lance Berkman met his teammates in Houston. Berkman is set to miss 8-10 weeks.
|Away||Home||Time||Away Probable||Home Probable|
|Cubs||Brewers||7:10||Paul Maholm (4-4)||Zack Greinke (6-2)|
|Cardinals||Astros||7:05||Adam Wainwright (4-6)||Bud Norris (5-2)|
|Pirates||Reds||6:10||Brad Lincoln (3-0)||Johnny Cueto (5-3)|