Eight more advance in Cubs bunt tourney

MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs have now completed three-fourths of the opening round in their 64-person bunt tournament with Travis Wood, Jeff Samardzija, Randy Wells, Andy Sonnanstine, Joe Mather, Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro and Ian Stewart all advancing Sunday.

The final eight matches of the first round are scheduled to take place Monday with the featured matchup of the day taking place between Kerry Wood and manager Dale Sveum.

The finals aren’t expected to take place until the middle of March.