• Cubs pitcher Scott Baker, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, will throw a side session on Saturday, and then be reevaluated. As of now, Baker has not been scheduled to pitch in a Cactus League game, manager Dale Sveum said.
Baker, who had the surgery last April, is not expected to be ready by Opening Day.
• Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer and Edwin Maysonet added a three-run shot for the White team which beat the Blue team, 6-3, on Friday in a Cubs intrasquad game at HoHoKam Park. Brett Jackson was 3-for-3 for the Blue team.
The Cubs open the Cactus League season on Saturday against the Angels in Tempe, with Travis Wood slated to start.
• Third baseman Josh Vitters was day to day with a strained left quad, which he injured running the bases during drills.
"I'm just going to take it easy," Vitters said.
He was not expected to undergo an MRI on his leg.
• Defending bunt tournament champion David DeJesus advanced to the second round on Friday, beating top prospect Jorge Soler. Rafael Lopez, who finished last season at Class A Daytona, ousted veteran Alfonso Soriano in his first-round match.
"He'll have me in the Minors next week," Lopez quipped.
Others to advance include Alberto Cabrera, Shawn Camp, Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro, Edwin Jackson, Nick Struck, Casey Coleman and strength coach Tim Buss, who is subbing for injured Matt Garza. Jackson totaled 700 points in his first-round win over Trey McNutt.
"Beginner's luck," Jackson said.