Worth noting

• Both Wandy Rodriguez, who pitched two innings in relief on Wednesday, and Jameson Taillon, due to start against the Red Sox on Thursday, will make one more appearance prior to departing for the World Baseball Classic.

Rodriguez, with the Dominican Republic, and Taillon, with Canada, will both be involved in Pool D play in Phoenix, starting March 8.

• Jose Tabata, a late substitution, scored both of the Bucs' runs in the 8-2 loss to Tampa Bay after doubles in the sixth and eighth innings.

• Tuesday's rainout was the first at McKechnie Field since March 21, 2010.

• Russell Martin has gone on record that he has "never seen so many live arms in one camp." Two of those live arms spent part of the morning portraying dead bodies. A.J. Burnett and James McDonald were doing their best zombie impersonations in the clubhouse. Burnett was far more believable, thanks to all his tattoos.