Worth noting

• Catcher Josmil Pinto was cleared to play in Thursday's intrasquad game after being limited by a sore back this week. Pinto caught with right-hander Anthony Swarzak on the mound, and he walked in his lone plate appearance.

• Outfielder Wilkin Ramirez fared well in Thursday's game, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer off right-hander Lester Oliveros. Second baseman James Beresford also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Shortstop Danny Santana and right fielder Max Kepler also had two hits each.

• Sano, who suffered a strained elbow this offseason, made several nice plays at third base and had no issues throwing during Thursday's game. He went 0-for-2 at the plate with a strikeout while reaching on a throwing error by shortstop Danny Santana. Fellow top prospect Buxton went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk.

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