• Erasmo Ramirez had his schedule changed slightly and will now start and pitch three innings in a Minor League game Wednesday rather than come out of the bullpen in relief in the team's Cactus League game with the Dodgers.
Felix Hernandez will make his final spring start in the 1:05 p.m. PT game against the Dodgers and needs to get up to about 90 pitches, so Ramirez will have a better chance of getting his work in during the Minor League contest on one of the Peoria Sports Complex's practice fields.
• Hisashi Iwakuma gets the start Thursday against the Cubs in Mesa in a 12:05 p.m. PT game. Brandon Maurer is slated to face the Rockies in an exhibition finale Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City before the team flies to Oakland for an off-day workout Sunday prior to Monday's Opening Day.
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