He credited pitching coach Mike Butcher with a slightly different approach to readying the pitchers this spring.
"He went at it at whatever pace the pitcher could go at," Scioscia said. "With our bullpen, in particular, it was a much more aggressive approach."
• Freese was back in the lineup at third base against the Dodgers after being scratched Tuesday because of quadriceps tightness.
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