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All Starters Game: Cubs vs. Athletics Preview, Monday 3/8, 2:05 CT

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With yesterday's split-squad cancellations, many of the minor leaguers and non-roster invitees who were going to get a chance to throw in Cactus League action will have to get their work in elsewhere; the two pitchers who were to start yesterday will throw in relief today. Full pitching rotation for the Cubs today after the jump. It'll be cool today and tomorrow -- only in the low 60's -- but then warming up rapidly toward the weekend.

Before you go there, a few links of interest today:

Ryan Dempster will make his scheduled start today, his first of the spring. Tom Gorzelanny and Jeff Samardzija, who were supposed to start the split-squad games yesterday, will both throw in relief. Sean Marshall is also expected to throw in today's game. Brett Anderson will start for the Athletics; among relievers for Oakland in today's game will be former White Sox farmhand Gio Gonzalez.

Today's starting lineup, via tweet from Carrie:

SS Theriot, RF Fukudome, 1B Lee, 3B Ramirez, CF Byrd, LF Soriano, DH Soto, C Hill, 2B Baker

There is no radio or TV coverage for today's game. Here's the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday

SB Nation game preview

First pitch thread will post at 2 pm CST. An overflow thread will post at 3:15 CST.

Discuss amongst yourselves.