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Third to first

• Slowed this spring by a weak right shoulder, Jeff Keppinger saw his first Cactus League action on Tuesday, pinch-hitting and grounding out to third in the eighth inning against the Indians.

"I was trying to get him going, if he's not going to be able to throw right away," Ventura said. "Gotta slowly get him in there and get some at-bats. I know Thursday he's probably scheduled to DH one of those [split-squad] games."

Gordon Beckham returned to the starting lineup Tuesday, a day after being scratched with tightness in his right leg. The infielder went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

• Ventura had no update on Ronald Belisario's visa status Tuesday, saying only that "it's gone dark."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for
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