• Renteria is thinking about his lineup but said he has plenty of time before Opening Day, March 31. His plan is to have all the players be able to get on base, get 'em over, and get 'em in.
"The reality is if the guys do what they're supposed to do, it makes it a lot easier for me to set up the lineup," Renteria said.
• Jeff Samardzija's name has been mentioned often in trade rumors, but Rizzo would like to see the right-hander stay with the Cubs.
"Jeff's a good friend of mine, so I don't want to see him get traded," Rizzo said. "You don't want that to happen, but it's part of the business."
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