• Dylan Bundy, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw a 50-pitch side session today and, assuming everything goes according to plan, he will start pitching in extended spring games in less than two weeks.
• Showalter will fly to Fort Worth on Saturday to see his son, Nathan, graduate from TCU. He expects to be back in time for the game. He will, however, miss the team's Saturday game in Kansas City as his daughter, Allie, graduates from law school at SMU.
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