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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview, Monday 2/28, 2:05 CT: No Prince Today

Today is the Brewers' first spring training date and they've got a split-squad game; the other half of their team is playing the Giants at Milwaukee's home field at Maryvale. Thus, Prince Fielder stays home to play in that game and there aren't too many of the Milwaukee regulars coming to face the Cubs this afternoon.

Lineups for today:


CF Reed Johnson SS Darwin Barney RF Tyler Colvin LF Alfonso Soriano 1B Carlos Pena 2B Jeff Baker 3B Marquez Smith C Koyie Hill P Randy Wells


Carlos Gomez CF Craig Counsell SS Ryan Braun LF Mark Kotsay 1B Luis Cruz 2B Wil Nieves C Erick Almonte DH Caleb Gindl RF Zelous Wheeler 3B Tim Dillard RHP

And yes, that is correct. The Brewers will use the DH, the Cubs won't. In addition to Randy Wells, we'll see Kerry Wood, Andrew Cashner and Sean Marshall pitch today.

There's also a much nicer weather forecast today:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 66. East northeast wind between 3 and 6 mph.

The rest of the week, it's supposed to be in the 70s -- much better baseball weather.

Here's all the media information for today. Gameday for today's game

Here is the complete Mediacenter for today.

Please visit our SB Nation Brewers site Brew Crew Ball. As always, be careful over there.

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