Fontenot, Theriot sit vs. Bucs

Fontenot, Theriot out of lineup

PITTSBURGH -- Cubs infielder Mike Fontenot was still limited to pinch-hitting Monday because of a bad back, but was expected to be available Wednesday.

Fontenot took grounders at second for the second straight day, and said he felt better.

Ryan Theriot did not start Monday because his hand was bothering him a little on Sunday, and also because Ronny Cedeno is 4-for-7 against Pirates starter Tom Gorzelanny. Theriot was 1-for-8 lifetime against the Pittsburgh lefty.

Scott Eyre, on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left elbow, underwent an MRI arthrogram last week to rule out a possible stress fracture. There is none, and Eyre was expected to resume his throwing program on Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz., at the team's extended Spring Training facility.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.