Pitching coach Chris Bosio still out

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio has missed the past several days of spring training due to leg problems stemming from a break last season.

“He’s been dealing with his foot,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Wednesday. “Some follow-up appointments. He should be back around here soon.”

Bullpen coach Lester Strode will accompany the team to Las Vegas, where the Cubs will play exhibition games against the New York Mets this weekend.

The hope is Bosio will be back for the split-squad games in Arizona taking place at the same time.

Top starters Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood are scheduled to pitch in those games.

“[Bosio has] been in communication with Lester, so they’ve been coordinating and able to keep things on track.”