Remember what I told you the other day about spring training reports? Well, turns out Jay Bruce is in the best shape of his life, having lost fifteen pounds since Redsfest.

Also, there’s this:

Third baseman Juan Francisco is dealing with his left calf that put him on the disabled list for a month last year.

“He was in getting treatment this morning,” manager Dusty Baker said.

Sounds like this is going to be a recurring problem. A Francisco injury may be the only way that Todd Frazier is able to make this team (as we discussed on the latest episode of Redleg Nation Radio).