Worth noting

• Reliever Roman Mendez has been optioned to the Minor Leagues.

• Pitcher Justin Germano has returned to camp after being away for a week dealing with a personal matter.

Kevin Kouzmanoff, who is looking good to win a job on the bench as the backup first and third baseman, entered Friday's game with a .447 on-base percentage that was the eighth best in the Cactus League.

Tommy Hanson will pitch against the Royals on Saturday and Joe Saunders is scheduled to face the Padres on Sunday. Both games are in Surprise.

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