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• Dioner Navarro has caught Matt Garza's last three starts, and the right-hander gave up two earned runs in those games, but Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Navarro isn't the pitcher's personal catcher.

"It's just how it all works out sometimes," Sveum said Friday. "[Welington Castillo] has caught them all and everybody has had really good games. If you have that kind of fastball command -- [on Thursday], Garza had his slider and his command. When you have that kind of outing, it doesn't matter what's going on behind the plate."

Castillo is the Cubs' regular catcher, and has started 57 games compared to Navarro's 21.

• Scott Baker, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, will throw his second simulated game on Saturday in Mesa, Ariz. His first outing lasted 20 pitches and went well.

"Everything went good and the velocity was up there," Sveum said of Baker. "We hope he keeps going in the right direction."

The right-hander could be pitching for the Cubs by late August.

"He's basically starting his Spring Training right now," Sveum said. "The first day pitchers throw live, it's basically like that [for Baker]."

• Steve Clevenger, sidelined since April 14 with a left oblique strain, was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Zach Putnam (bone spur) was transferred to the 60-day DL.

• Outfielder John Andreoli was promoted from Class A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee, while Bijan Rademacher was promoted from Class A Kane County to Daytona on Friday. Andreoli was batting .318 at Daytona.

• On Saturday, the Cubs and Mariners will "Turn Back the Clock" and wear uniforms from 1909. The Mariners didn't exist then, but there was a Minor League team in Seattle called the Turks. The '09 Cubs were managed by Frank Chance and went 104-49, but finished second that year.

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