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Worth noting

• The Phillies will hold an intrasquad game Tuesday. "We'll basically split up two teams somewhat evenly, create some good competition and get some [younger] guys in there with the more experienced players. Hopefully it will be a quality game," said manager Ryne Sandberg.

Left-hander Jesse Biddle, rated the Phillies top prospect by, right-hander Ethan Martin (No. 9) and David Buchanan are tentatively scheduled to pitch two innings each while Justin DeFratus, Luis Garcia, Jeremy Horst, Cesar Jimenez, Shawn Camp and Kenny Giles are likely to get an inning each.

• The Phillies open the Grapefruit League season Wednesday against the Blue Jays at Bright House Field.

Paul Hagen is a reporter for
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