Extra bases

• The Cubs are eager to see if third baseman Ian Stewart can deliver after undergoing surgery on his left wrist last year. "We have to give him every opportunity because he's got the capabilities of being a two-way player," Sveum said of Stewart, who was limited to 55 games last season. "The way he can play defense at third base, the power he has, we have to give him every opportunity. ... It'll basically come down to production." The Cubs' other option at third is Luis Valbuena, who batted .219 in 90 games.

• Cubs pitchers and catchers will have their first workout on Tuesday. Rainy, chilly weather limited some of the outdoor activities Monday at Fitch Park but did give Sveum a chance to meet one on one with each pitcher and catcher. Pitchers Dayan Diaz and Hector Rondon were the only ones who failed to report on Monday. Both were delayed because of visa problems.