"He's feeling pretty good," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. "We'll evaluate after he plays catch ... and then try to figure out [Wednesday] or the next day. It really is one day at a time, but he felt better than he thought he would.
"The DL is still a possibility," Maddon said. "If he comes through this as well as he thinks he is, it may not be."
• Reliever Carl Edwards Jr., who has been on the disabled list since May 30 with inflammation in his right shoulder, is pain-free and in the midst of a strengthening program.
"He's coming along really well," Maddon said of the right-hander. "He's feeling good, he's feeling stronger. I'm waiting for the next level."