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Taijuan Walker ,who was recently shut down because of inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder, will pitch three innings on Tuesday. He pitched in a Minor League game on Saturday.

Stephen Pryor and Brandon Maurer are also scheduled to pitch Tuesday.

Taijuan Walker ,who was recently shut down because of inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder, will pitch three innings on Tuesday. He pitched in a Minor League game on Saturday.

Stephen Pryor and Brandon Maurer are also scheduled to pitch Tuesday.

• Outfielder Corey Hart was held out of the lineup for the fourth straight day on Monday with stiffness in his right forearm. He turned 32 on Monday.

• Every position player should expect some playing time during the first week of the season.

McClendon said he believes "even an 0-for-4 serves its purpose," likely because the repetitions and the comfort level that comes with them could pay off "down the road."

"Having been a bench player for most of my career, I think it's important that you try to get all of your guys in fairly quick to give them some at-bats early, because as you continue to move forward, obviously, those at-bats don't come as often," McClendon said. "You don't want guys sitting for a week and not playing. I think you will see in the first week that everybody will have at-bats, and I think that's important, particularly if you are asking guys on the bench to come in and win a game for you late."

Jesse Sanchez is a national reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB.

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