Preview: Intrasquad Game No. 2
Day 2 of intrasquad action, slated to take off shortly after noon here at Phoenix Muni, has plenty interesting prospects scattered throughout both lineups. They’ll play 4 1/2 innings.
On the bench: HORTON, DONALDSON, RECKER, CARDENAS
Dallas Braden, Brandon McCarthy and Guillermo Moscoso are among those scheduled to throw today. Like yesterday, each pitcher will throw exactly 20 pitches, no matter if it takes one out or five to do so.
Notes: Bob Geren said Ryan Sweeney won’t be cleared to play the outfield until sometime between March 7-9. He’s not yet running at full strength, and the team doesn’t want to take its chances with his surgically-repaired knee. Geren noted that Sweeney is such a good outfielder that it won’t take many reps for him to be season-ready. … Michael Wuertz is expected to return to the mound either Saturday or Sunday after missing a few days because of shoulder soreness.