Worth noting

Craig Kimbrel pitched around a single while working a scoreless fifth inning on Thursday night. As he has worked three scoreless innings to open the Grapefruit League season, he has avoided the command issues that plagued him as he rushed to get ready for last year's World Baseball Classic.

• Top setup men Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden each worked a scoreless inning on Thursday. Walden has produced two consecutive scoreless outings since allowing two runs in an inning during his Feb. 28 spring debut.

• As Matt Lipka prepares to begin this season with Double-A Mississippi, he has taken advantage of the opportunity to show off his speed during his first big league camp. He displayed his great range when he robbed Will Rhymes of a hit with a diving catch in the sixth inning on Thursday.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.