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Worth noting

Troy Patton, who is suspended 25 games, has been throwing and is scheduled to be in an extended spring game on Monday.

• Outfielder Francisco Peguero got the cast removed from his right wrist Wednesday afternoon and had no range of motion issues, so he will begin a strengthening program soon.

• Showalter said he will give backup catcher Steve Clevenger a start in the next couple of days.

Nolan Reimold, who is on the disabled list, would ideally be an everyday left fielder in extended spring games before he's ready to come north. There's no specific date for when that starts yet.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli.
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