• Right-hander Dan Straily played the role of piggy-back pitcher Monday, entering the game against the Brewers following fellow starter Bartolo Colon's five innings of work. The plan was for Straily to finish the game, but that did not happen, after he allowed four runs on eight hits while using 64 pitches in three-plus innings of work.
"He just couldn't stop the bleeding," Melvin said. "We would've loved to have seen him finish that game, but at that point it didn't look like it was going to happen."
Straily and Colon are penciled in to pitch in the same game together again Saturday, the last day of preseason action.
• As expected, Josh Reddick returned to right field Monday after being out since spraining an ankle Friday. Reddick went 0-for-3 with two walks.
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