Extra bases

• Cubs manager Dale Sveum was encouraged by Kyuji Fujikawa's outing on Sunday. The Japanese right-hander struck out two and gave up one hit in one inning in his first Cactus League action. Fujikawa had thrown in an intrasquad game on Friday.

"The life on the fastball was better [Sunday] than in the intrasquad game," Sveum said on Monday. "We definitely saw much better life. Sometimes it's because it's a real ballgame and not against your own team. Obviously, the one split he had incredible depth. I think the guy swung at a 50-footer [and struck out]."

The Cubs are still getting to know Fujikawa.

"A guy like him, his Spring Training is more working on his breaking ball to be able to get back in counts," Sveum said.

• Scott Feldman will make his Cubs debut on Thursday. He's been getting his bullpen sessions in before most people have their first cup of coffee.

"I'm working on my sleeping patterns now, trying to get up a little earlier, working on getting my body moving and grooving at 8 [a.m.]," he said on Monday.

Maybe they're getting him ready for day games at Wrigley Field.

"I've been getting up before it's even light out," he said.

• Arodys Vizcaino, recovering from Tommy John surgery, will throw his first bullpen session on Tuesday. He has already been told that he'll be staying in Mesa after Spring Training ends for extended spring workouts, possibly for a couple months. He was not expected to get into any Cactus League games.

• Rafael Dolis was wearing a round wall clock around his neck when he went onto the field for stretching on Sunday. He didn't have to do so Monday. Dolis was given the clock by the coaching staff because he was 15 minutes late for a 7:30 a.m. meeting.