Worth noting

• Luhnow said veteran reliever Jesse Crain, who's recovering from offseason biceps tendinitis surgery, could be ready to pitch in games during the second half of April and perhaps in the big leagues by the end of April. Luhnow suggested Crain could need a Minor League rehab assignment once he's cleared to throw in games.

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