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Worth noting

• Joe Maddon laughed off David Price's decision to take himself out of a Minor League game in Port Charlotte, Fla., after one inning Monday because of heavy rain. "He was probably upset in the moment," the manager said of the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner. "It's just being part of the competitive Major League animal that we all are. So they've all kissed and made up. Everything's fine."

• Ben Zobrist started at shortstop Tuesday, his first Grapefruit League appearance since Team USA was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic.

• Reliever Joel Peralta pitched one inning and had one strikeout and a pickoff in a game at the Minor League complex in Port Charlotte. He threw 10 pitches.

Paul Hagen is a reporter for
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