Pitching topics:

• Cubs coach Chris Bosio has built pitchers' velocity through "leg work.'' Could Phil Hughes and Glen Perkins get bootleg copies of Bosio's program this winter?

• Tommy Milone is cruising again at Class AAA Rochester. The lefthander could soon replace Pat Dean or Tyler Duffey in the Twins rotation.

• J.T. Chargois will get rookie company in the Twins bullpen this summer from side-armer Trevor Hildenberger.