• Because of Monday's rain-shortened game, several pitchers had to get game action on Tuesday in Minor League games. Steve Cishek and A.J. Ramos each threw in scrimmages on the back fields. Both were scheduled to pitch on Monday. They each worked one inning. Cishek has been working on a changeup this spring, to go with his fastball and slider.
"It's always good to have another weapon," manager Mike Redmond said of the changeup. "He may not need it right now. But I know over the course of time, sometimes you need another pitch. He's a relatively young guy to the big leagues. A lot of guys don't know him. They don't have many at-bats off him. As he continues to get innings throughout the big leagues and faces hitters, it's always nice to have another pitch that somebody hasn't seen in a big situation."
• Kevin Slowey, competing for a rotation spot, will next throw in a scrimmage on Thursday, Miami's scheduled off-day.
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