Left-hander and fifth-starter candidate Franklin Morales surrendered his first earned runs of the spring in Monday's 5-0 loss to the Padres at Salt River Fields.
Jeff Samardzija felt he controlled his tempo well, was able to mix his pitches the way he wanted, including his splitter, and took advantage of catcher Eli Whiteside's background with the Giants. And no matter what he does, the Cubs right-hander's name keeps popping up in trade rumors. Samardzija shrugs them off.
The D-backs officially announced the signing of left-handed reliever Oliver Perez on Monday. Perez will earn $1.75 million in 2014 and $2.5 million in 2015.
The Dodgers sent five more players to the Minor Leagues after Monday's game, including four-year veteran infielder Brendan Harris.
Competing for a long-relief role, Giants left-hander David Huff made his Cactus League debut in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs by pitching the sixth inning.