5/7 Extra bases
Expect rookie Esmailin Caridad to rejoin the Cubs on Sunday. Caridad threw two innings Thursday in his second rehab outing for Triple-A Iowa. He gave up one hit, a solo home run. The Cubs will likely move one of the right-handers in the bullpen: Jeff Gray or Justin Berg.
* Rookie Tyler Colvin will get a start Saturday and Sunday. It’s part of Lou Piniella’s outfield rotation plan to keep the veterans fresh.
* What happens with Mike Fontenot and Jeff Baker now that Ryan Theriot is the second baseman?
“They become utility players,” Piniella said. “I like both of them. They’re both good players. Right now we’re going to go with the young kid at short and Ryan at second and hopefully it gets us better.”
— Carrie Muskat