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• Tickets are on sale for Anthony Rizzo's second "Cook-Off for Cancer" fundraiser to be held May 16 from 6-10 p.m. CT at Revel Downtown, 440 W. Randolph, in Chicago. Last year's event raised more than $150,000 to support families with children fighting cancer.

Rizzo and the Cubs' players and coaching staff will be serving food and competing for tips, with proceeds going to benefit pediatric cancer research, care and support. Tickets for the event are $200 per person with limited number of tables available for $1,200. For tickets and information, visit www.cubs.com/cook.

Jose Veras, on the disabled list with a strained left oblique since April 24, is to begin a rehab assignment soon with Double-A Tennessee. Veras has been throwing bullpen sessions with the Minor League team.

• Jorge Soler, who strained his right hamstring in his first game with Double-A Tennessee, is playing in games at extended camp in Mesa, Ariz., and close to returning to the Minor League team. Soler is ranked No. 5 among the club's Top 20 Prospects, according to MLB.com.

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.