• Right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor "threw exceptionally well" in a live batting practice session Friday, according to McClendon, as he comes back from August surgery to repair his latissimus dorsi muscle. McClendon said there's a chance Pryor will throw in a Minor League game in the next few days, though he said it's "probably stretching" to think he could be ready to break camp with the team by Opening Day.
• Right-hander Taijuan Walker again played long toss on Saturday and will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, his second since being shut down for a week to rest an inflamed right shoulder. McClendon said the team's top pitching prospect is feeling good, but the club will wait and see how things progress over the coming week before setting any firm plans for getting him into live action.
• Outfielder Stefen Romero didn't play Saturday, but the 25-year-old has been on a tear of late with a 9-of-19 stretch with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and four RBIs after going 0-for-16 to open the spring.
"He's played well," McClendon said. "He's been impressive this spring. I think we all know our need and desire for right-handed bats throughout our lineup. He's certainly in the mix."
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