If there’s a guy who could make the team off the nonroster list, it might be old friend Todd Wellemeyer. In his 2 outings this spring (1 start), Welly has worked 4 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.That being said, he should still not be even in consideration for Randy Wells's job, which should be the 4th starter.
Of more interest to me: Bruce's feelings on the 5th OF spot:
Speaking of the outfield, you might give the early edge to make it as a backup to Fernando Perez. The Cubs seem intrigued by his speed. Of course, that speed needs to get on base. Perez is 3-for-8 with a pair of walks. Reed Johnson, a nonroster man, is 3-for-16 with 2 walks.I am an unabashed and long-term fan of Fernando Perez. I hope with every ounce of my willpower he makes the team. I hope, even more outlandishly, he someday becomes a starter -- and even a great player!
This is a good first step.
Image source: Eric Kilby.