Schierholtz learning the quirks of Wrigley Field

Schierholtz learning the quirks of Wrigley Field

MESA, Ariz. -- Nate Schierholtz has played nine games at Wrigley Field in his career, which isn't really enough to know all the quirks about right field there.

"I've played a handful of games there, not a ton, but I guess we'll see when we get there," Schierholtz said. "I want to work with [outfield coach] Dave McKay a lot, and get some early work in there and just figure out the dimensions, the park and the fence and all, and the wind. [The wind] is probably the biggest thing."

Schierholtz, who signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Cubs, said McKay has covered every element of the outfield this spring.

"It's always great to go over anything that can happen out there," Schierholtz said. "After a long offseason, you need to refresh yourself. He's been great so far and I'm looking forward to working with him."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.