Extra bases

• The Cubs want to play more night games, but the topic was not discussed during a Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday. The team currently plays 30 night games out of its 81 home dates.

"Me, personally, I like the day games," said first baseman Anthony Rizzo. "It's the routine I get in at home. I feel night games would throw me off a little bit. But if there are more night games, I'd get into that routine."

Does he see the ball better at night at Wrigley?

"I don't think I've played enough games to state my opinion yet," he said. "It doesn't matter, day or night, it's still baseball."

Last season, Rizzo batted .257 at night and .312 in day games.

• How serious is the Cubs front office staff taking the upcoming bunting tournament? Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, was among the personnel practicing on Thursday. Sixteen members of the front office will compete for one spot in the field of 64.

• Hector Rondon, the Cubs' Rule 5 pick, who is the only pitcher yet to report to camp, was expected in Mesa by Friday. He has been delayed due to visa problems.