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• Kyle McPherson, a rotation hopeful, cut short his stay in the Dominican Winter League due to "shoulder fatigue," according to Huntington, who expects the righty to be rested up and ready to go in Spring Training.

• Huntington, on some of the left-handed starters (John Lannan, Manny Parra, Tom Gorzelanny) who became available as free agents upon not being tendered contracts: "In a perfect world, you would like some balance [in the rotation]. But it's all about getting five guys you feel best about."

• Outfielder Jose Tabata, forbidden to play winter ball in his native Venezuela, instead has been holed up with a personal trainer in Florida. "Conditioning is big for him," Huntington said. "We've got to get him back to where he was a couple of years ago. He got to a bad spot last year."

• Kyle McPherson, a rotation hopeful, cut short his stay in the Dominican Winter League due to "shoulder fatigue," according to Huntington, who expects the righty to be rested up and ready to go in Spring Training.

• Huntington, on some of the left-handed starters (John Lannan, Manny Parra, Tom Gorzelanny) who became available as free agents upon not being tendered contracts: "In a perfect world, you would like some balance [in the rotation]. But it's all about getting five guys you feel best about."

• Outfielder Jose Tabata, forbidden to play winter ball in his native Venezuela, instead has been holed up with a personal trainer in Florida. "Conditioning is big for him," Huntington said. "We've got to get him back to where he was a couple of years ago. He got to a bad spot last year."