• The old airplane hangars around the Tigertown complex hadn't heard this much noise in a good long time. One of them sounded like a field house on Saturday morning. Ausmus' camaraderie-building, basketball-shooting tournament reached its championship round, and all the stops were brought out to add some atmosphere to it. Avila's team of catchers beat Hunter's handpicked group of free agents by a 31-30 score. The rest of the roster brought noisemakers and their lungs to the makeshift court. "The whole team watched it," Ausmus said. "It got pretty loud in there."
• Iglesias continues to take batting practice and try running, as he works his way back from shin splints. He's not scheduled to play during the two-day trip to Jupiter, and will instead stay in Lakeland to try to work through the soreness that still pops up.
• Bruce Rondon returned to action on Saturday, a day after being sidelined after tweaking his back. He threw in the upper 90s, with a quality slider, on his way to a perfect seventh inning against the Mets.