Worth noting

• Right-hander Ryan Cook pitched in a Minor League game Saturday and threw 16 of his 17 pitches for strikes.

It was the first non-simulated game action of the spring for the reliever, whose February shoulder setback could prevent him from being ready in time for Opening Day.

• Rehabbing outfielder Craig Gentry (lower back strain) played in the same game as Cook, getting positive results.

"He had a couple hits and looked really good," said manager Bob Melvin. "I guess he did everything you possibly could to test your back over there. He was in a rundown, running down the line, played a few innings, so everything went well with him."

Like Cook, Gentry is on the fence for Opening Day.

• Lefty bullpen candidate Joe Savery continues to work out of jams. The reliever loaded the bases on two hits and a walk in the sixth inning Saturday but got out of it unscathed.

He's put 15 men on base in 7 2/3 innings this spring (nine hits, six walks) but has yet to give up an earned run.

"Again, he ends up getting out of stuff," Melvin said. "If he throws the ball over the plate a little bit more and can cut down on his pitch count some, he'd cut down on those longer innings. But he's got good stuff. There's no doubt about that, and we've seen a better breaking ball out of him each and every time. So he definitely has the stuff to get lefties out and the fastball to get righties out."

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.