• Second baseman Marco Scutaro flashed his sense of humor when he said, "I took my glove, my gamer, out of my bag last week when I got here. It's still cold from Detroit."
• Competition for the second backup infield spot promises to be spirited. Kensuke Tanaka, Wilson Valdez, Nick Noonan, Tony Abreu and Brock Bond are among the candidates. Abreu's activity has been limited by a strained left quadriceps.
• Pitching items: Manager Bruce Bochy still wasn't ready to divulge the sequence of his season-opening starting rotation, though it may look something like this: Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Ryan Vogelsong, Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum.