Leaving the mound without pain made Thursday afternoon a success for Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. He'll worry about sharpness as Spring Training continues.
Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' first-round pick in the 2014 Draft, provided the bulk of the offense in Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Giants and showed everyone why he's a top prospect with a grand slam to right field in the second.
Cuban free-agent pitcher Yoan Lopez will make his Cactus League debut Saturday against the Mariners in Peoria.
Clayton Kershaw is fine. His 2015 debut looked a lot like his 2014 National League Most Valuable Player/Cy Young Award-winning season. Starting against the unfortunate Chicago White Sox on Thursday, Kershaw pitched two perfect innings in the 6-1 win. He struck out three without allowing a ball hit out of the infield.
The Giants appear to be on the verge of getting a pair of arms back in their rotation as Matt Cain and Tim Hudson are each nearing a return to game action.