• Like clockwork, infielder Eric Sogard hit a single off the bench on Tuesday, and he now has six hits in his last six at-bats to lift his batting average to .531.
• Closer Grant Balfour is officially scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Thursday, against the Reds. The right-hander spent the first month of the spring rehabbing from minor surgery on his knee.
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