• Brandon Belt began his rehab assignment at Class A Advanced San Jose on Thursday night. Bochy said the plan is for Belt have three or four at-bats per game and serve as the designated hitter through Sunday, then play first base for Triple-A Fresno beginning on Monday.
• Second baseman Marco Scutaro played three innings with the team's Arizona League affiliate on Tuesday, and he will play four or five innings on Friday.
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