South Sider Brian Bogusevic is way past the whole Cubs-Sox thing. At 29, he’s just looking for a job.

‘‘All that stuff stopped a long time ago,’’ said Bogusevic, who grew up in Oak Lawn and graduated from De La Salle. ‘‘I grew up a Sox fan just from where I lived. Shoot, I graduated from high school 10 years ago.’’

A 2005 first-round draft pick as a pitcher out of Tulane (24th overall by the Astros), the left-handed-hitting Bogusevic is competing for an outfield spot with the Cubs as a non-roster player and has quickly made an impression. In nine spring-training games, Bogusevic is hitting .444 (8-for-18) with three doubles, a triple and a home run.

‘‘He’s been the Joe Mather of camp,’’ Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday, referring to the fringe outfielder who parlayed a quick start in spring training last season into a roster spot. ‘‘The at-bats he’s putting together, the at-bats against left-handed pitching . . . he’s the leader in camp right now. I’ve been impressed.’’