CHICAGO -- Catcher Damon Berryhill, enroute to the minor leagues, stopped by the Chicago Cubs clubhouse Monday to be checked out by the team doctor and visit old friends.
'He'll go somewhere and play.
I think (team physician Michael) Schafer wants to check him out before he goes,' Cubs manager Don Zimmer said Monday.
Berryhill had been playing in Arizona, recovering from rotator cuff surgery last year.
Although he had enough luggage in front of his Wrigley Field locker to indicate he was moving in, Berryhill was expected to be assigned to one of the Cubs' minor league teams -- either Class A Peoria or Class AAA Iowa.
'It's really not important where,' Berryhill said. 'What's important is getting in shape where I can be in a game situation for five or six games in a row.'
What Berryhill needs to recover is his arm strength.
'I've got to build up my endurance,' he said. 'So far, it's (shoulder) been fine. I made three throws in one game and it was fine.'
Berryhill played just 91 games last season before undergoing surgery on his right shoulder in September. He has not spent a full season in the majors because of injuries.