DeWitt out after HBP; Barney, Stewart scratched

DeWitt out after HBP; Barney, Stewart scratched

MESA, Ariz. -- Blake DeWitt was hit on the right hand with a pitch on Thursday and his status was uncertain, while infielders Darwin Barney and Ian Stewart were both scratched with minor injuries.

DeWitt may be the most serious of the three Cubs. He was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning by Rockies reliever Christian Freidrich.

The Cubs had split-squad games against the Rockies in Scottsdale and the D-backs here. Stewart was to have started at third base against his former team, the Rockies, but was sidelined because of a sore right quad. He was day to day.

"It's a little twinge, tightness," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "It'll be another two to three days hopefully. There was nothing on the MRI that showed anything."

Barney was to have started at second base against the D-backs, but felt some tightness in his left side during batting practice. He was held out of the game as a precautionary measure. His status also is day to day.

"It doesn't seem all that bad," Sveum said. "He was still able to take swings and take all his ground balls. He said he felt it a couple days ago. It doesn't seem to be a big concern. If it was during the season, he'd definitely be playing."