Jacob Turner pitched two scoreless innings Thursday against the Giants.
Turner is looking to win a spot at the back of the Cubs' rotation. He did allow three base runners on a single and two walks, but was able to navigate his way out of trouble. The young right-hander had a rough go of things both before and after coming to the Cubs from the Marlins, finishing with an aggregate 6.13 ERA. Turner has struggled to miss bats in close to 300 major league innings.
Garrett Richards (knee) will throw live batting practice on Saturday.
It will be the first time he's faced hitters since he tore his left patellar tendon last August. Richards won't be ready for Opening Day, but his rehab is coming along well and he's expected to miss only the first couple weeks of the season.
Ryan Vogelsong had a rough go of things Thursday against the Giants, yielding four runs in two innings of work.
Vogelsong was four runs in debt in a flash, as he allowed back-to-back singles to lead off the second inning before walking Kris Bryant to load the bases. Kyle Schwarber unloaded them with a grand slam to right field. Vogelsong, 37, will likely serve as a swingman for the Giants. He finished with a 4.00 ERA and a 151/58 K/BB ratio in 184 2/3 innings last season.
Preliminary have determined that Hunter Pence has a fractured left forearm.
The Giants are still awaiting X-ray results that they anticipate will confirm the diagnosis of the team's doctor. "Doesn't look good," manager Bruce Bochy said. Pence was injured when he was hit by a pitch during Cactus League play on Thursday. There's no timetable yet for how long he'll be out, but obviously he's not going to be ready for Opening Day.
Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-3 with a grand slam Thursday in a loss to the Giants.
The Cubs' first round pick in the 2014 draft, going fourth overall, is expected to start the season with High-A Myrtle Beach. Schwarber posted incredible numbers across three levels of A-ball last season, including a 1.061 OPS and 18 home runs in 311 plate appearances.
Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with an RBI, but the Rangers fell 5-4 to the Royals on Thursday.
Chirinos will be handling everyday catching duties for the Rangers this season with Carlos Corporan serving as his understudy while Jorge Alfaro waits in the wings. Though Chirinos left a bit to be desired in terms of hitting for average and drawing walks in 2014, the 30-year-old ripped 15 doubles and 13 home runs in 338 plate appearances.
Mark Trumbo doubled and scored a run in Thursday's win over the Rockies.
Trumbo's two-bagger came in the second inning off of Jhoulys Chacin. The slugger's first season in the desert was a bust, as he was limited to just 88 games due to injury, batting .235/.293/.415 with 14 homers and 61 RBI. He remains a good fit for Chase Field, though, and is a nice bounce-back candidate for 2015.
Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 and scored a run Thursday in a loss against the Royals.
Gallo, a non-roster invitee, is being given an opportunity to show his talents to the Rangers' major league coaching staff. He will not be breaking camp with the club, but he can improve his odds of a promotion with a good impression this spring.