At The Cub Reporter I have a post about the latest news regarding Eric Patterson's older brother, Corey, who, with the Braves about to trade for Oakland's Mark Kotsay, is still going to be without a job.
The Cubs, meanwhile, gave Ronny Cedeno some playing time in center field during his season in the Venezuelan Winter League, in part, Cubs Director of Player Development Oneri Fleita explains, because of how natural Cedeno looked in center field while shagging balls during batting practice last season.
I recall seeing footage of Tom Selleck taking batting practice in a Detroit Tigers uniform before a game a few years ago. He, too, looked awfully natural. I'm glad the Cubs never considered signing him to play the outfield.
(Note: the reports on Cedeno's outfield play were positive. A part of me still thinks he might be our best option at shortstop. If Theriot retains that position, Cedeno's future as a utility guy, with the Cubs or elsewhere, would obviously be enhanced if he also shows himself to be competent in the outfield.)