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10 things for Monday

Updated: March 30, 2009, 4:30 PM ET
By Peter Gammons

Ten things for a Monday morning:

1. The Cubs' Kevin Gregg/Carlos Marmol closer situation is not set in stone. "I think it's the right way to start the season and take some pressure off Marmol," Lou Piniella said Sunday. "We'll see how it evolves."

Piniella has Aaron Heilman, and hasn't decided whether to keep Jeff Samardzija as "a real good fourth bullpen alternative" or send him to the minors and avoid putting Angel Guzman on waivers, as he is out of options.

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