"My biggest concern, always, with infielders going to the outfield and vice-versa is arm -- that you would hurt your arm because you would chose to use different arm stroke," Maddon said.
Maddon's advice? Don't do anything differently throwing than Bryant already does as a third baseman.
Bryant has made a strong case for a spot on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, entering play Wednesday leading the Major Leagues with nine home runs this spring.
• Jon Lester, who missed his last start because of a tired arm, will start in a Minor League game on Thursday at the Cubs' complex.
Lester, the Cubs' Opening Day starter, was expected to make one more start after Thursday in another Minor League game. The left-hander threw a side session on Monday and said he just needed to build up arm strength.
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