• Left-handed starter Felix Doubront, who's on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain, was happy with how he felt coming out of an 88-pitch side session Wednesday. The next step will be a bullpen session Saturday followed possibly by a rehab assignment next week.
"It was very good," Doubront said. "I got after it and tried to do a [simulated] game, like getting hitters, like a game. Pretty much I got after it."
• Former Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who selected Baez in his last year as Cubs GM, was spotted at Wrigley Field on Friday to watch his home debut.
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