Worth noting

Worth noting

• Recently acquired right-hander Daniel Bard might not pitch this season for the Cubs as he works his way back from a strained abdominal muscle, but he said on Monday he would be open to playing winter ball to help regain his consistency.

"I'm at full strength now," Bard said. "It's just a matter of getting the reps and getting that feel back."

Jeremy Warnemuende is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.