Worth noting

• Solano took 30 swings in the batting cages on Monday morning. Out since last week with a tight back, Solano said he hopes to play in a few Grapefruit League games this week in preparation for Opening Day on April 1 at Washington.

Solano could play in a Minor League game in a day or two, and the aim is to have him return for the Grapefruit League finale on Thursday against the Cardinals.

• Top prospect Jose Fernandez struck out nine batters in four innings last Friday in a Double-A exhibition against the Mets. Fernandez threw just 65 pitches in his dominating performance. Fernandez is ranked seventh on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list. He is scheduled to pitch again on Wednesday in a Minor League game.

• The Marlins signed catcher Koyie Hill to a Minor League contract, which doesn't include a big league camp invite.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter