Worth noting

• The Reds formally announced the signing of the 29th overall Draft pick, infielder Alex Blandino -- their second pick of the first round. MLB.com reported on Thursday that Blandino signed for a $1.788 million bonus.

• Price celebrated his 52nd birthday on Sunday.

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