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Cubs newcomer John Lackey takes on K.C.’s World Series champs

John Lackey

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Starting pitcher John Lackey will be the first Cubs pitcher to bat in a Cactus League game this spring – even if the opponent is using the DH.

The Cubs’ lineup Wednesday against the reigning-champion Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz.:

2B Ben Zobrist

SS Addison Russell

3B Kris Bryant

C Miguel Montero

LF Jorge Soler

CF Javy Baez

1B Jesus Guzman

RF John Andreoli

RHP John Lackey