Cubs expect to play 3 exhibition games — White Sox likely opponent?

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The Cubs expect to play three exhibition games before next month’s Opening Day, general manager Jed Hoyer told reporters Monday.

Per a Monday announcement from MLB, three is the maximum number of exhibition games teams are allowed to play.

“We’re working on it,” Hoyer said. “We don’t have anything to announce yet but hopefully we can announce something soon after the schedule gets announced.”

Considering MLB realigned its divisions for 2020 to limit travel amid the coronavirus, the White Sox are a likely opponent for any warm up games due to their proximity. A few exhibitions could also benefit both teams — they’ll be Central division foes in 2020 in the mega 10-team alignment.

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