I think we tend to forget this is Carlos Zambrano’s ninth season with the Chicago Cubs.
And in five of the past six seasons he’s thrown for more than 200 innings.
It’s been great to have that work horse on the staff, but obviously, that also means a lot of ware and tear on the ol’ throwing shoulder.
So reading reports that the Cubs will take a cautious approach with Z during spring camp doesn’t come as a surprise.
In fact, we better get use to this being the norm for the soon to be 28-year-old.