Cubs reliever Justin Grimm, on the disabled list since April 2 with inflammation on his right forearm, threw a bullpen on Tuesday and could pitch in either a simulated game or an extended Spring Training game this weekend. Reliever Neil Ramirez, on the DL with right shoulder inflammation, has been playing catch but has yet to throw off the mound.
Infielder Tommy La Stella, sidelined with a strained left side, has yet to resume hitting, but has been able to throw and was doing a lot of his rehab in the pool at the Cubs complex in Mesa, Ariz.
Tsuyoshi Wada, who has made two Minor League rehab starts for Triple-A Iowa, threw a bullpen on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, and will rejoin the Minor League team. He began the season on the DL with a strained left groin.
Albert Almora, ranked No. 5 on the list of top Cubs prospects by MLB.com, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a concussion after a diving catch for Double-A Tennessee.
— Carrie Muskat