Padres manager Bud Black hopes to get Chase Headley (calf) into a game within the next week.
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Black concedes that there's no hard timetable for Headley's return. The veteran third baseman doesn't seem overly concerned, believing he'll have enough time to take the 15-to-20 at-bats from each side of the dish that he thinks he needs to be ready for Opening Day.
Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a cactus without shoes during Tuesday's off-day.
We'll allow you to pun your way into a unique "Cactus League" joke at this time. On a more somber note, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Rodriguez had "a lot of thorns" removed but some apparently remain in his foot. K-Rod has been away due to visa issues, which is why he still hasn't made his spring debut. Roenicke thinks he'll be ready for Opening Day as Jim Henderson's setup man.