• Darin Ruf went 0-for-5 on Sunday, lowering his Grapefruit League average to .143. He made a strong throw from left field to home plate against the Blue Jays, but he's also mostly struggled in left field this spring. Manager Charlie Manuel acknowledged that Ruf's defensive woes might be affecting his hitting, but maintains that one strong game will get the 26-year-old slugger back on track.
"I think it's just a matter of time for him. When he's out there and he starts getting some work and starts feeling good about himself, he'll hit," Manuel said. "I think that's all the difference in the world. I think you'll see him come around."
• Asked if there's room on the Opening Day roster for both Kevin Frandsen and Freddy Galvis as the club's utility men, Manuel responded, "I could see where that could work. I see where it could work because in the National League, what we want as our utility player and also what we want sitting on the bench and making our bench stronger, giving us a chance to rest some of our players."
• Most of the regulars will be in the starting lineup behind lefty John Lannan against Pittsburgh on Monday, including Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Michael Young, Ben Revere, Domonic Brown, John Mayberry and Ruf.