Worth noting

• Renteria said all pitchers in his bullpen except Carlos Villanueva and James Russell should be available for Friday's series opener against the Nationals. The bullpen threw 5 2/3 innings in a 16-9 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday, with Villanueva and Russell combining for 3 1/3 of those innings.

Darwin Barney is the only Cubs player in the last two seasons to compile four hits with a triple in one game. He did it for a second time during the span after going 4-for-5 with a three-bagger against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

• The Cubs released right-hander Jonathan Sanchez, who appeared in one game for Triple-A Iowa this season on April 4 and allowed five earned runs on one hit over 2/3 of an inning. Sanchez threw a no-hitter in 2009 for the Giants.

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