Worth noting

• Given the reports that the Pirates have been one of the teams scouting Mike Carp, the left-handed hitter's eighth-inning two-run homer off Bryan Morris raised some eyebrows around McKechnie Field.

The reality is the Pirates' early impression of Chris McGuiness is far too good for them to make a quick move for anyone else.

Edinson Volquez will make his first start in his next appearance, Sunday against the Orioles in Sarasota, Fla.

Mark Melancon, in his first Grapefruit League appearance, and Jared Hughes, nailing down the save, both had a perfect inning with a strikeout.

• The Pirates' Minor League camp officially opens at Pirate City on Tuesday.

Gaby Sanchez did some morning hitting in the cage and said his right knee felt fine. He had banged it up landing on it sliding into third Friday in Dunedin against the Blue Jays.

Chase d'Arnaud is back in camp, though now on an invite after being outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis once he passed through waivers.

"I'm still in a good place. It was just a paper move," said d'Arnaud, who had been designated for assignment on Feb. 24 to clear roster room for Brent Morel. "I'm still playing baseball, and I'm healthy."

• Dr. Kevin Elko, a native Pennsylvanian motivational speaker better known for his presentations to football teams, both NFL and college, addressed Pirates players and staff prior to Monday's workouts.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.