Worth noting

• Williams arrived at Roger Dean Stadium after batting practice because he was doing infield drills at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., with regulars such as shortstop Ian Desmond and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman even practiced at first base to work on the angle of his throws.

"We wanted to get some good infield work this morning," Williams said.

• Rendon is probably going to miss a couple of games because of a chest cold, according to Williams.

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