• James McDonald, the Bucs' No. 3 starter, had an uneven start Monday in a Minor League exhibition, if you go by the 98 pitches he needed in 4 1/3 innings against Triple-A players.
• Jose Tabata appeared to come down awkwardly after leaping for Ben Zobrist's fifth-inning drive -- and having it bounce off his glove over the right-field fence for a homer -- and Travis Snider did hit for him the next half inning. However, Tabata was all right; the move to Snider was a planned switch.
• Huntington declined to comment on the club having had a scout at the Monday Minor League start of Chris Capuano, the left-hander being shopped by the Dodgers.
"We always follow due diligence on everybody out there, but right now our focus is on picking 12 pitchers from the guys we have in camp," Huntington said.
• Russell Martin, 3-for-30 coming in, hit the ball hard for hits his first two times up and played the entire game, going 2-for-5.
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