mlb.com reports that White Sox shortstop, Jose Uribe--he of the miraculous, over-the-shoulder, foul ball snag in the '05 World Series--said he might have to miss the '07 season to attend "twice monthly" court appearances in the Dominican Republic, related to a shooting incident involving Uribe and his brother in mid-October. At minimum, Uribe expects to miss the beginning of Spring Training.
Last year, Uribe hit .235, struck out 82 times and walked 13.
cubs.com reports that through 39 games in the Venezuelan Winter League, (Iowa?) Cubs shorstop, Ronny Cedeno, was hitting .226 with 2 home runs and 17 RBI.
Last year, Cedeno hit .245, struck out 109 times and walked 17.
Similar to Uribe, minus the reckless gunplay.
Cubbie Curmudgeon also has an interesting take on the Cubs' shortstop situation with Cesar Izturis in the picture.