Spring headlines: Brandon McCarthy faces first batters since injury, Alfonso Soriano wants to win
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 19, 2013
Before Monday, the last time Brandon McCarthy faced a batter was Sept. "It honestly is completely normal," McCarthy said. Fortunately, McCarthy’s been cleared by neurologists to resume baseball activity, and on Tuesday he faced live hitters for the first time since the surgery, throwing batting practice to his new Arizona teammates from behind a protective screen without incident. Cubs trade Tony Campana to Diamondbacks: The Chicago Cubs sent speedy Tony Campana and his inconsistent bat to the Diamondbacks, a move that seemed probable for the Cubs last week when the they designated Campana, a fan favorite, for assignment.