Worth noting

Chris Denorfia and Will Venable were in the lineup on Sunday for the first time this spring, batting second and third, respectively, in a split-squad game against the Reds. Denorfia went 1-for-3, and Venable finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk.

• The Padres expect outfielder Carlos Quentin to make his Cactus League debut in the next few days.

"He is right around the corner," manager Bud Black said. "Carlos wants to get his at-bats and get ready for the season. He realizes that, and we all realize that, but you have to gain your stamina and endurance here in March. We think in a few days, when he kicks off, he'll start that progression to be ready for Opening Day."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.