Cubs outfielder Jake Marisnick is tentatively scheduled to make his Cubs spring training debut this weekend, manager David Ross announced Monday.
Marisnick has been working back from a minor calf injury on a conservative timeline.
“We want to make sure he's 100 percent when he steps out there,” Ross said last week. “So, just a little bit of precaution early on.”
Marisnick took batting practice Sunday, Ross said, and is “progressing well.” Ross hopes to add Marisnick to the lineup against the Royals on Saturday or the Angels on Sunday.
“I know he'll be in there (Monday) the 15th if everything continues to go well,” Ross said.
Also working toward his 2021 spring debut is reliever Kyle Ryan. The left-hander began spring training on the COVID-19 related injured list. The Cubs activated him about a week ago. He has been building up with bullpen sessions, and Ross expects Ryan will throw live batting practice soon.