Quote to note

"It's great. The timing is really good. We're enough into camp now where we'd like guys to kind of maybe almost have heavy legs. Play two or three in a row, have heavy legs. We've got a day off Thursday. We're going to select a group the next three days of probably five or six guys that will take BP and go home. So even though we're playing a lot of innings, we're not going to have them standing around. Then when that day off comes, it'll come at a perfect time, they can catch their breath and we'll go ahead and finish out the last 10 days of Spring Training." -- Francona on the timing of Sunday's split-squad games in Mesa and Scottsdale

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.