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• Third-base coach David Bell had to leave Monday's game because he was feeling ill. He was not at HohoKam Stadium on Tuesday. Triple-A Iowa manager Marty Pevey handled third-base coaching duties on Tuesday.

• After an off-day Wednesday, the Cubs will play their final split-squad games on Thursday. Half of the team will go to Tucson to face the Dodgers at Kino Stadium to raise money for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. Green was one of six people killed in a shooting Jan. 8, 2011, in Tucson at an event to benefit Gabrielle Giffords. Green was 9 years old at the time. She was the granddaughter of former Cubs executive Dallas Green.

• Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs' Opening Day starter, will start against the Mariners in Peoria Thursday night.

• Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and teammate Anthony Rizzo will join Wade Miley, Adam Eaton, Casey Kelly and David Hernandez as celebrity bartenders Wednesday night at American Junkie in Scottsdale to raise money for the David DeJesus Family Foundation. General admission is $50.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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