Worth noting

Henderson Alvarez threw a bullpen session on Monday, and he felt fine. The right-hander has been dealing with an infection on his right shin, which caused him to skip his first scheduled start. Alvarez is scheduled to start on Friday against the Cardinals.

Carlos Marmol returned to the Dominican Republic on Saturday to tend to a visa matter. He could return to camp in the next day or two.

Henry Rodriguez passed his physical. The hard-throwing reliever, in camp as a non-roster invitee, played catch on Monday and is starting his way into shape. Rodriguez reported to camp over the weekend, after he had been delayed due to visa issues in Venezuela.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter