Third to first

Ventura doesn't have too much involvement with the Minor League mini-camp currently taking place at Camelback Ranch, involving approximately 50 players.

"You sneak over and look at a few people and try to spend a little bit of time over there," Ventura said. "But you don't want to mess it up. You go over and take a peek."

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