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• The Cubs will test their new spring ballpark, Cubs Park, on Wednesday with an intrasquad game. The six-inning game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. MT, and prospects Kyle Hendricks and Eric Jokisch will start.

Hendricks was the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2013, and Jokisch threw a no-hitter last season for Double-A Tennessee.

The team will get a look at the new stadium Monday with a workout there, Renteria said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out and how we can combine the use of the [practice] fields during the rest of the spring," Renteria said. "The next couple days will give us a little test."

The Cubs open the Cactus League season Thursday at their new home stadium against the D-backs.

"The workouts are going great, but I think everyone is anxious to get in a game," Renteria said.

The drills have been going so well that on Sunday the Cubs trimmed some of the agility work out of the schedule.

"I'd rather be able to pull somebody back than try to get 'em going," Renteria said. "These guys are giving me the opportunity to say, 'Hey, let's tone it down a little bit. Great work, but let's measure ourselves.'"

Junior Lake had an ice bag on his left ankle Sunday, though more as a precautionary measure. Lake was limited to 10 games in Spring Training 2012 after fouling a ball off his ankle, and he fouled a ball off his left leg Sunday.

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