Cubs pitcher Matt Garza is slowly making progress after being sidelined with a strained left lat but still has yet to throw off a mound. Garza threw from 75 feet on Sunday for the second time, making about 20 throws. There’s been no pain, which is encouraging. The last time the right-hander was on a mound was Feb. 17 when he ended a live batting practice session after 20 pitches because of discomfort.

“I’m pushing to try to speed it up but they have me on a real set pace right now and it’s going real good,” Garza said Monday.

He won’t attempt to throw off a mound until he’s able to play catch from 120-150 feet for a couple days.

“I want to get comfortable throwing and I want to build up arm strength once again,” he said. “I was 24 days off and that’s just under a month and that’s too much time for me to just jump on a mound.”