Worth noting

• Shortstop Pedro Florimon, who had his appendix removed on Feb. 17, took grounders with his teammates on Wednesday without any issues, Antony said. But there was still no timetable for Florimon's return, and he could still begin the season on the 15-day disabled list.

• Antony said he planned to meet with manager Ron Gardenhire soon to make decisions about the first round of roster cuts. Antony would not say when that first round would come, but it was expected to be Monday or Tuesday.

"I'll meet with Gardy here the next few days and exchange some thoughts and some ideas and start figuring out when and who and what we want to do," Antony said. "It's just the guys who make sense."

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