McCutchen sore, but OK to play
Update: McCutchen was a late scratch to the lineup. Garrett Jones will now bat second and play right field. Matt Diaz moves to play left and Jose Tabata moves to center field.
As It was reported earlier, Manager Clint Hurdle was late posting his lineup because Andrew McCutchen had soreness in his neck from a diving catch in Saturday’s game.
There was discussion this morning about whether to take McCutchen out of the lineup, but he informed the coaches he was OK to play.
McCutchen told Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune, “My neck’s a little sore. It’s from diving on that cement out there (in the outfield).”
Biertempel also went on to say that the warning track at Wrigley is “notoriously hard.”