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• It's too early for Renteria to change his closer. Jose Veras still has the job, despite a shaky outing Sunday in which he couldn't finish the ninth.

"He had a situation there where he was working and wasn't able to command the zone as well as he wanted to, and he'll get an opportunity hopefully soon to get out there and close it out for us," Renteria said of Veras, who gave up two runs on four walks over two-thirds of an inning.

Last year, the Cubs used three different closers in April. Carlos Marmol was ineffective, Kyuji Fujikawa was injured, and then the team signed Kevin Gregg.

"I'll cross that bridge when I get to it," Renteria said when asked if he was considering switching. "Right now, it's really premature for me to make a decision to say I would change something. I have to see what's going to happen first."

• Jorge Soler, the Cubs' No. 5 prospect, is on the disabled list for Double-A Tennessee with a sore right hamstring.

"We need to make sure he's 100 percent before he gets back on the field," Epstein said Tuesday. "He didn't pull it again, but it obviously hasn't healed all the way. We want him on the field as much as anybody -- he needs the at-bats. We can't force it right now."

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