"My arm felt good," Affeldt said. "It might have felt too good today, because I was getting a little ahead of myself sometimes. I don't feel like I'm getting tired. I don't think my command issue with my fastball today was because I was tired. It was just running a lot."Getting up to speed: Recent acquisitions Corey Patterson and Jerry Hairston Jr. were among the hitters that faced Arroyo in the simulated game. Since arriving in camp earlier this week, both have facing a steady diet of pitching to catch up after signing late. "We saw a lot of pitchers throw the past two or three days. It's going great," said Patterson, who will compete for the center-field job. "You just work on your approach every day. Some people made a big deal that, 'Oh, you're weeks and weeks behind.' But when you do something for years and years, it doesn't take long to catch up." Manager Dusty Baker hoped to get Patterson and Hairston into their first game by Tuesday, when the Reds have split-squad games. "Everybody else had four or five days before they started playing," Baker said. Freel OK: Outfielder Ryan Freel had just a small contusion on his left wrist on Saturday, a day after he was hit by a pitch against the Pirates and left the game. Freel, who turned 32 on Saturday, said he was OK and ready to play. Cuts? The Reds still have 62 players in camp, including 35 pitchers -- some of whom have yet to get work. Although Baker met with general manager Wayne Krivsky on Saturday morning, the team has yet to make any roster cuts. Baker gave no indication about when the trimming would start. "I don't really know. If I did, I really wouldn't say," Baker said. "It'd be like walking death row for some guys. Cut day is no joke. It's the day I hate most in baseball season, especially the later cuts. Those are really tough. There might be more than 25 guys that deserve to be on the team. That makes it tough, too." Up next: Cincinnati righty Matt Belisle will make his third start and Josh Fogg is scheduled to follow on Sunday, when the Reds meet the Rays at 1:05 p.m. ET in St. Petersburg. Edwin Jackson is Tampa Bay's scheduled starter.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.