Worth noting

• Utility man Chris Nelson played first base during Monday's game, which he has never done in a regular-season contest. Price said Nelson's ability to do so would greatly increase his worth to the club.

"It's a position we want him to be able to play to add value for us," Price said. "We know that he can play primarily third and second. He came up as a shortstop. But if he's going to really be a true utility guy for us, he's going to have to play first, he's probably going to have to play some left field. And that's going to greatly add to his value and the probability of him playing for us at some point."

• The Reds will hold a live scrimmage Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. on one of their back fields in Goodyear. A handful of big league pitchers will get their work in during the game, and they'll be facing some of the club's regulars on offense. The defense will be comprised mostly of Minor League players.

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.