Extra bases

• One of the goals of the new front office last season was to create a manual, titled "The Cubs Way," to make sure everyone in the organization learned the fundamentals of the game the same. On Tuesday, the player development and coaching staff met to discuss the guide and make any tweaks necessary.

Sveum joined general manager Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, plus all the scouts and the Minor League managers for organizational meetings on Tuesday. "The Cubs Way" was on the list of topics to be discussed.

"For the most part, it's pretty much done," Sveum said of the manual, adding he doesn't want the development staff to feel restricted by the guide. "You don't take away coaching just because there's a manual."

• Matt Garza, Jackson, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol are among the pitchers scheduled to throw bullpen sessions on Wednesday. Position players report Saturday, with the first full-squad workout on Sunday at Fitch Park.

Several position players have already reported, including Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney, David DeJesus, Nate Schierholtz, Brett Jackson, Darnell McDonald, Dave Sappelt, Logan Watkins and Matt Szczur.

• It was chilly Tuesday with temperatures in the upper 30s and frost on the ground at Fitch Park. Not exactly what many of the players expected for Spring Training.

"I was driving, and I was like, what is this white stuff? What is going on? Is it snowing here?" DeJesus said. "It seems like early in spring, you get that downpour of rain and a couple cold days, but as spring goes on, it's one of the best places to be."