Extra bases

• Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, who has been slowed this spring with tightness in his right shoulder, will throw a simulated game on Sunday.

Arrieta was projected for the rotation, but the Cubs also have Chris Rusin, Carlos Villanueva and James McDonald as options.

Reliever James Russell, sidelined early this spring with a tired left arm, is scheduled to get in a Cactus League game on Sunday as well, his second appearance. Russell pitched one inning in relief on Wednesday, and gave up one hit, a home run.

• Renteria took advantage of a night in Las Vegas and went with his wife, daughter and one of his sons to see magician David Copperfield on Friday night. The show often includes members of the audience, but Renteria wasn't picked.

"It was pretty cool," Renteria said.

• The Cubs assigned right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks to Minor League camp on Saturday, reducing the roster to 53. Hendricks, the Cubs' 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, appeared in three games, giving up three runs on five hits over eight innings.

• Right fielder Brett Jackson broke out of his Cactus League slump in style on Saturday, homering and driving in five runs, including the game-tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth on a sharp hit up the middle. Jackson had been 1-for-9 this spring with the lone hit being a single. He had walked four times, but hadn't made much of an impact until his 2-for-4 performance in Saturday's 6-5 comeback victory over the Royals.

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