Extra bases

• Now that David DeJesus has won the Cubs' bunting tournament for the second straight year, will he bunt more during the season?

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he wouldn't mind seeing DeJesus drag bunt now and then. DeJesus beat Nate Halm, a member of the team's video department who played baseball at Miami of Ohio, in the final, which was Sunday. Halm did win $1,800 for finishing second, but no automatic berth next year.

"If he had won [maybe]," Sveum said. "It's my game, it's my rules."

• The Cubs will play host to the Japanese team competing in the World Baseball Classic in an exhibition Friday at HoHoKam Stadium. It's a split-squad game, with the other half of the club traveling to Glendale to play the White Sox, then heading to Las Vegas for a weekend series against the Rangers.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.