Cubs manager David Ross said Saturday that Mervis is on the radar to win a roster spot in spring training, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. "There's a big hole for me at first base," Ross said. "No doubt he'll have a great opportunity in front of him moving forward."
Erich Uelmen: Escapes with save
Uelman allowed a hit and two walks in a scoreless inning against the Pirates on Friday. He struck out one and earned a save.
Mark Leiter: Posts 2.1-inning save Thursday
Leiter picked up the save Thursday in Pittsburgh, striking out four in 2.1 innings while walking two and hitting a batter in a 3-2 win.