Here is a “Head’s up” from the Sun Times, just in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock this winter and just woke up.

Wood burning? Kerry Wood is scheduled to see the team doctor today, after which a decision is expected to be made on whether he’ll open the season on the DL.

Bench warming? The final roster spot goes down to the final few days of camp, with infielder Ronny Cedeno taking a strong lead over infielder Tomas Perez into the week. Manager Lou Piniella said he plans to have all roster decisions done by the time the team breaks camp Thursday.

Talks heating? The deadline for completing talks on a possible five-year contract extension for ace Carlos Zambrano looms a week away, with perhaps a $10 million to $12 million gap to close. Zambrano said if a deal isn’t made by Opening Day, he’ll cut off talks until he becomes a free agent after the season.

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