Sunday's recap: Cubs 1, Indians 1

Many of the Cubs’ regulars received the day off following Saturday’s split-squad action as the Cubs and Indians played to a 1-1 tie Sunday at Sloan Park in a rematch of the 2016 World Series.At the plate: Eloy Jimenez isn’t projected to reach...

Sunday's recap: Cubs 1, Indians 1

Many of the Cubs’ regulars received the day off following Saturday’s split-squad action as the Cubs and Indians played to a 1-1 tie Sunday at Sloan Park in a rematch of the 2016 World Series.

At the plate: Eloy Jimenez isn’t projected to reach the majors until 2019, but the Cubs’ top prospect continues to show promise. Jimenez ripped a single to left off Danny Salazar in his first at-bat to lead off the second.

On the mound: Jake Buchanan pitched five shutout innings in his only start for the Cubs in 2016, and Buchanan lent promise by pitching two scoreless innings Sunday. Buchanan is projected to start at Triple-A Iowa. Buchanan and seven relievers held the Indians to three hits.

In the field: Second baseman Javier Baez’s defense is in midseason form, as he ranged far behind second base before making a sliding stop and regaining his balance to retire Chris Colabello in the fifth inning. Jeimer Candelario, known more for his work at third base, made a diving catch at first base off a wide throw by Baez to complete a double play in the third.

Key number: 13 – New players on Cubs’ 40-man roster.

Up next: vs. White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Monday at Sloan Park. LH Brett Anderson vs. RH Lucas Giolito.

Caption Cubs manager Joe Maddon on World Series Game 7 and spring training

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on World Series Game 7 and spring training.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on World Series Game 7 and spring training.

Caption Cubs manager Joe Maddon on World Series Game 7 and spring training

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on World Series Game 7 and spring training.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on World Series Game 7 and spring training.

Caption Jason Heyward on level of comfort with new swing, support from Cubs

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward discusses his comfort level with his new swing and the support from the organization on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward discusses his comfort level with his new swing and the support from the organization on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Mike Montgomery on his expected role with Cubs, first exhibition start

Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery discusses his upcoming role with the team this season and reacts to his first exhibition outing in which he threw one scoreless inning on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery discusses his upcoming role with the team this season and reacts to his first exhibition outing in which he threw one scoreless inning on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Manager Joe Maddon on the Cubs' first games, at-bats and lineups

Manager Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs' first games, at-bats and lineups. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Manager Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs' first games, at-bats and lineups. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer on Pedro Strop's contract extension

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer discusses the contract extension of reliever Pedro Strop on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer discusses the contract extension of reliever Pedro Strop on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

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