• Although Jackie Bradley Jr. has been one of the most impressive players to watch in the early portion of exhibition games, he's still all but certain to open the season in the Minors, barring an injury.
"Likely," said Farrell, "but you never want to put a limit on anyone, either. He's making the best of the opportunity, and he's making a very strong impression."
• Daniel Bard, who felt he took an encouraging step forward in a simulated game on Monday, is slated to get back into Grapefruit League action on Thursday against the Twins. The righty has been working on mechanical issues. His last Grapefruit League outing was Feb. 25.
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