Worth noting

Josh Hamilton (strained left calf) said he felt good on Thursday after taking live batting practice for the first time. He expected to run the bases on Saturday and could make his Cactus League debut as soon as Monday.

• Scioscia said he still had no update on when Dane De La Rosa (strained right forearm) could pick up a baseball again. De La Rosa has been doing strengthening exercises since exiting early on March 6.

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