• Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa will make a rehab outing on Saturday for Triple-A Iowa, his first game action since going on the disabled list April 13 with a strained right forearm.
Matt Garza, on the disabled list with a strained left lat, will make his second Minor League rehab start on Monday for Iowa, and was expected to throw at least three innings. Both pitchers are hoping for better weather. The Iowa team was snowed out Thursday and Friday.
• With the Cubs' decision to option Ian Stewart to Iowa, Luis Valbuena and Cody Ransom now are the Cubs' third-base combo. Ransom, claimed off waivers from the Padres, starts against left-handed pitchers.
"He's going to strike out a lot against right-handed pitching, but he's always been very dependable in the field at every position, has an accurate arm," Sveum said of Ransom. "He's a guy who's a no panic kind of defensive player. We knew what we were getting and obviously, he's done a really nice job at the plate."
Ransom was batting .375 on the Cubs' current homestand.
• Barney survived a nasty crash into a bench in the visitors' bullpen chasing a foul ball in the fifth inning Friday.
"He was very fortunate that wasn't multiple injuries," Sveum said. "It could've been a head injury, shoulder. He slid perfect -- his arm was above the bench. From here, it looked like he hammered his head."
• Rock Shoulders, named the Cubs' Minor League Player of the Month for April, got off to a good start in May when he hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 11th on Friday to lift Kane County to a 4-2 victory over Bowling Green. It was the first game of a doubleheader, and Shoulders drove in another run in a 3-1 win in the nightcap for the sweep.
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