• Right-hander Chris Archer threw a bullpen session with Ryan Hanigan on Tuesday, and he said it was "special" to work with the new catcher.
"He's worked with power arms who can also pitch over there with the Reds," Archer said. "So I'm going to use all of his knowledge, and I think that having him is going to help me succeed, because I'm going to have to do a lot less thinking. He's going to know how to attack batters. ... That's just the type of cerebral player that he is. And it's going to make all of our jobs a lot easier."
• Baseball fans tend to get excited this time of spring about the sight of pitchers and catchers going to work in the bullpen. But at this point, Maddon is more interested in the meetings that come before and after those side sessions.
"That's the stuff to me that's most important right now," Maddon said Tuesday. "That's the highlight of my day, personally. ... I'm just not into the performance part of it yet."
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