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All goes well in Baker's live BP session

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MESA, Ariz. -- Cubs pitcher Scott Baker, coming back from Tommy John surgery, threw his first live batting practice session this spring on Tuesday, and all went well.

Baker threw 25 pitches, and will likely have two more sessions before he appears in a Cactus League game. He could be ready by mid to late April.

Arodys Vizcaino, who also is coming back from Tommy John surgery, had a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, his first, and that also went well. Vizcaino is not expected to be ready for the big leagues until later in the season.

Matt Garza, who has been sidelined with a strained left lat, could begin tossing on Thursday, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. Garza has not done any baseball activities since Feb. 17 when he ended his live BP session after 20 pitches.

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