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Worth noting

Travis Ishikawa will need a few more days to rest the tightness in his right leg that had forced him out of Tuesday's Black-Gold game.

Edinson Volquez's tendency to lose focus seemed evident in his first outing for the Pirates. His first three pitches were strikes, but after not getting the call on a borderline 0-and-2 pitch to JR Murphy, 10 of his next 17 pitches were out of the strike zone.

Charlie Morton, who will start on Thursday in Tampa, looks forward to facing Derek Jeter, whom he and his family admired when he was a teenager.

"It should be fun. He deserves everything that is being said about him," Morton said of Jeter, who will be making the first game appearance of his farewell season.

Gregory Polanco replaced Jose Tabata in right field in the sixth inning on Wednesday and did something that, with his speed, he will probably not do often: He grounded into a double play on a hot smash to short.

• The "oven mitt" Starling Marte wore last September to protect his bruised right hand appears to be a keeper. He sported it on Wednesday after reaching on an error.

"Better safe than sorry," Hurdle said.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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