- In a somewhat strange story, Dontrelle Willis will begin the season on the 15 day DL due to an anxiety disorder. Willis said that he consulted with team doctors who performed a drug test that revealed reasons for concern. According to Willis and team doctors, the condition is easily treatable.
- Kevin Gregg has won the closer role for the Cubs in an upset victory over the electrifying Carlos Marmol. Gregg has not allowed a run so far this spring and allows the Cubs to keep Marmol in the 8th inning role he excelled in last year. Lou Piniella also cited his desire to decrease Marmol's workload as another reason for his surprise decision. I wonder how this will impact Marmol's fantasy value. He racks up strikeouts and could easily become the closer if Gregg starts to struggle.
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