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Carlos Zambrano tosses six innings of one run ball as the Cubs beat the Houston Astros 4-2 and pick up their first win of the season. Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez both hit solo home runs to spark the offense while Kevin Gregg picked up his first save with the team.
Jim Hendry decided on the final two roster spots on the 25-man roster Sunday afternoon as he chose Angel Guzman and David Patton for the final two spots. Chad Gaudin was released with the Cubs eating $1.6 million and Jeff Samardzija was sent to Triple-A Iowa.
The Chicago Cubs have cut ties with three of their high draft picks in recent years. Mark Pawelek, Ryan Harvey and Grant Johnson have all been released. Not one of them ever got promoted above Double-A Tennessee. The team also cut Paul Bako and Mike Stanton as they trim the roster down.
Manager Lou Piniella announced on Sunday that Kevin Gregg would open the season as the teams closer. Gregg beat out last years setup man Carlos Marmol for the closers role. Do you think Gregg is the man for the job? Can he handle the pressure of being the closer in Chicago?