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Worth noting

• While nothing will be finalized until some point in Spring Training, it appears Maicer Izturis has the lead over Emilio Bonifacio to be the club's Opening Day starting second baseman, while Henry Blanco is the front-runner to become the backup catcher to J.P. Arencibia.

Manager John Gibbons said Izturis has the edge, and it seems that Blanco, who was signed to a non-guaranteed Minor League deal, does as well. Blanco will face competition from Josh Thole, who was acquired from the Mets in the R.A. Dickey deal, but Thole has options left, meaning he can start the season in the Minor Leagues without being exposed to waivers.