Worth noting

• Left-handed reliever Sean Burnett, still recovering from last August's elbow surgery, recently threw a bullpen session in Arizona that Scioscia called "outstanding."

"I know he was really excited about it and the way he felt afterwards," Scioscia said.

• Right-handed reliever Dane De La Rosa, in Arizona rehabbing a sore shoulder, played catch and "is feeling better." De La Rosa is eligible to be activated by April 28, but there's no word on his timetable yet.

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