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Jake Arrieta, slowed this spring after feeling some tightness in his right shoulder, still has yet to throw off a mound in camp. The right-hander was projected as the fourth starter but most likely will not be ready by Opening Day.

• Renteria isn't wasting any time. Infielders, including first baseman Anthony Rizzo and second baseman Darwin Barney, were on the field early Thursday for extra work.

Jake Arrieta, slowed this spring after feeling some tightness in his right shoulder, still has yet to throw off a mound in camp. The right-hander was projected as the fourth starter but most likely will not be ready by Opening Day.

• Renteria isn't wasting any time. Infielders, including first baseman Anthony Rizzo and second baseman Darwin Barney, were on the field early Thursday for extra work.

• If fans see extra players at the spring facility this week, it's because there are some Minor League players taking part in a mini-camp. Among those participating are top prospects third baseman Jeimer Candelario and outfielder Eloy Jimenez.

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

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