Worth noting

• The Reds announced that former coach and interim manager Chris Speier has been named as an assistant to Walt Jocketty, the team's president of baseball operations and general manager.

Speier was the bench coach for six seasons under Dusty Baker and acted as Baker's replacement when the former manager suffered a stroke during the 2012 season. Bryan Price replaced Baker this offseason.

Barry M. Bloom is national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.