Cubs plan on adding pitcher 

June, 30, 2008
Carlos Zambrano threw 60 pitches in the bullpen Sunday afternoon and said "I feel so good I could pitch tonight." Actually, he will be back Friday. "I feel unbelievable," he said.

"The ball was really coming out of his hand well," said pitching coach Larry Rothschild. "He should be fine."

The Cubs forced Alfonso Soriano to take a day off from batting practice, but the proclamations that he could be ready before the All-Star Game -- which were originally taken as being overly optimistic -- now seem to be correct. "Our medical people say [Soriano] is the fastest healer they've ever seen," says Cubs general manager Jim Hendry. "It looks as if he will be back before the All-Star Game."