• Participants in the Under Armour High School All-America Game, which will take place on Saturday at Wrigley Field, were on the field for batting practice on Wednesday night. The 36-man roster for the sixth annual event includes one Chicago player -- Simeon Career Academy's Darius Day, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound outfielder who is set to graduate next year.
The game will be broadcast live on MLB Network on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CT.
• Sveum said it can be a difficult process for players like Castro and Rizzo to be the focal point, particularly when they and the team are struggling.
"When you come to the big leagues and right away you get 200 hits, obviously you become a focal point right away. And you play in a big market for the Chicago Cubs, and obviously Rizzo was the same. Even before he got here, the hype was big because obviously the numbers he was putting up," Sveum said. "Like I told Rizzo today, 'Unfortunately or fortunately, it's part of the gig.' One thing you don't want to have happen is not being the focal point, because that means something's fizzled away or something like that."
• Even with him leading off, Sveum said Castro is most likely most suitable for the No. 2 or Nos. 6-7 spots in the lineup.
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.