Short hops

The Padres had a short simulated game Saturday morning to get three pitchers -- Burch Smith, Joe Ross and Juan Oramas -- some extra work. The game also allowed several players like Carlos Quentin, Chris Denorfia and newcomer Castellanos a chance to get extra swings in against live pitching. Yasmani Grandal caught during the game as he continues to inch closer to actual Cactus League games.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.