• Everyone is excited when Spring Training games start -- not only so they can break the monotony of drills and pitcher's fielding practice, but also so they can get on the field and actually compete. The excitement is especially true for young guys playing in their first games, which manager Bob Melvin remembers vividly from his playing days.
"The first time I got to catch in a Major League Spring Training game, it was literally an out-of-body experience for me," Melvin said. "I mean, I saw myself walk out of my body, stand in front of the pitcher, going, 'Are you kidding me?'"
• Outfielder Chris Young, who left Sunday's game with a quad cramp for precautionary reasons, is scheduled to return to the starting lineup on Wednesday, batting third and playing right field.
• Outfielder Shane Peterson had another hit on Tuesday and is now 5-for-10 this spring.
"He's squared up almost every ball in every at-bat that he's had," Melvin said. "He's making the most of his opportunity, and he'll continue to get opportunities."