• Veteran right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez, a non-roster invitee, is also not in camp yet due to ongoing visa problems.
• New closer Fernando Rodney threw his first bullpen session on Sunday and looked strong as he worked with catcher Mike Zunino. Fifteen pitchers threw bullpens, with some making their second showings of the spring, including veteran Randy Wolf, as he comes back from Tommy John surgery that has sidelined him since 2012.
• One new aspect of workouts in the McClendon regime is music playing on the speakers during batting practice and drills. The music isn't particularly loud, but serves as a nice background on long mornings in the sun.
"We did that in Detroit," McClendon said. "It just livens things up. Hey, I don't want to be out there bored, either. I can dance a little bit. Not a lot. Look, this is a player's game. I told our video guy, get a couple songs from each guy. Nothing lewd or obnoxious, mix it, put it out there, whether it's country, rap, R&B or whatever it is. And let them have fun with it. And they seem to enjoy it and practices are picking up a little."
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