Broxton (elbow) remains on track to be ready by Opening Day. "Broxton has a throwing schedule that leads him into live batting practice, and I don't know the exact date for that," manager Bryan Price said. "He hasn't had any setbacks. He's been terrific every time he's thrown, not just in his bullpens, but in his long toss. We should know realistically as we get into the last 10 days of spring whether he'll be on time to start the season."
Leake (abdomen) pitched two innings in his spring training debut Friday, allowing one run on two hits, while striking out one. "Luckily, I got into a couple of full counts so I could get more pitches," he said.
Phillips has been hitting in the second spot in the lineup so far this spring and projects to hit there during the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "One of his strengths is that he's hit all over the lineup and he's been efficient. You get into the whole on-base question and so on and so forth. I think with this particular club, where he is right now in the two-hole is where I see him right now," manager Bryan Price said.
Beato has made a good impression so far in camp. "He's got Major League experience. He had a nice season with the Mets a couple of years ago. He gives us some experienced support," manager Bryan Price said. "We always talk about depth. We've seen the need for the depth with the way we've gotten out of the gates here with our starting pitchers. We also realize if we just go back to last year the importance of depth when we lost four key figures to our ballclub."