Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Extra bases

• Cubs manager Dale Sveum was replaced as the pitcher for the team bunting tournament in the middle of an at-bat because of a nasty blister.

"I've got a pretty good blister and I wasn't feeling the ball too much," said Sveum, whose delivery became very erratic. "I threw a little bit too much to the front office [on Saturday] and my finger's a little bit raw."

Players to advance on Tuesday included Michael Brenly, Jeff Samardzija, Jaye Chapman, Brent Lillibridge, Darnell McDonald, Blake Parker, Brett Jackson and Alberto Cabrera. Cabrera won by default because his opponent, Cory Wade, didn't show. Parker beat Kyuji Fujikawa, who batted right-handed. The Japanese pitcher usually hits left-handed.

"No good," Fujikawa said as he walked off the field.

• Wednesday will be the Cubs' last day at Fitch Park. The team will move north after the workout to HoHoKam Stadium. The Cubs are moving to a new facility in 2014 located in west Mesa. Will Sveum get sentimental after two seasons at Fitch?

"I'll probably tear up," he quipped.

• The Cubs plan to tweak the seventh-inning stretch format at Wrigley Field this year. Jim Oboikowitch, Cubs in-game programming director, said they will focus on former Cubs players, Chicago natives and people who know baseball and are Cubs fans.