Last Saturday, Dallas Beeler was promoted from Iowa to start the first game of a day-night twin bill against the Nationals. In six ininngs, Beeler gave up just one run -- on a wild pitch -- and took the loss.
• Emilio Bonifacio is continuing to make progress in his rehab from a right oblique strain, and was working out in Mesa, Ariz., at the team's complex. There is no timetable for his return.
• Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez didn't notice David Ortiz when he left the batter's box early in the eighth inning Tuesday. The count was 3-0, and Ortiz apparently didn't want to wait for ball four, and got a head start to first.
"I didn't notice it when I was out there," Ramirez said. "Looking at video [Tuesday] night, I saw what he did. ... It didn't bother me. We knew going at him that we weren't going to give him anything good to hit. Once it got to 3-0, it was, make a pitch down, so if he swings at it, make it something he can't do much damage with. I think he figured we were going to throw a ball. It doesn't bother me."
And next time Ramirez faces Ortiz?
"I'll try to get him out," Ramirez said.
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