• Right-hander Christian Friedrich, the club's first-round pick in the 2008 Draft, threw two innings on Saturday. He was touched for two runs on four hits, but struck out three and impressed manager Walt Weiss.
"We feel good about the fact that he's healthy," Weiss said of Friedrich, who appeared in only four Minor League games last year because of a back injury. "He had some traffic out there but pitched through it. He wanted another inning but we're trying to ease him along."
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