Extra bases

Outfielder Justin Ruggiano was continuing to nurse a sore left ankle on Tuesday and was not in the starting lineup for the Cubs' series opener against Cincinnati.

"He's still managing it," Renteria said. "We'll see how to proceed with him. It's day to day."

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