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• Another day, another lineup without Robinson Cano. But that may change Monday, when McClendon hopes the star second baseman will be ready to go after being out since Wednesday following a root canal. "We'll see how he feels. The plan is to get him in there, but we'll see," McClendon said.

• Young starter Taijuan Walker continues to make progress after shutting down for a week to rest a sore right shoulder, coming out of a Saturday throwing session with no issues. A timetable for when Walker might take to the Cactus League mound isn't set yet.

Fernando Rodney allowed a two-run single in Sunday's 9-8 win over the Rangers to run his spring ERA to 16.20 through his first two outings, but McClendon has no concerns with the team's new closer. "The thing with Rodney is he just has to get out there and get his reps," McClendon said. "He's a little rusty right now. He had a little setback earlier in the camp. We'll get him out there more consistently in the next week, week and a half. He'll be just fine."