The following is an accumulation of news and notes from spring training today:
* Rod Barajas reported to camp and will wear Carlos Delgado’s No. 21.
* Japanese pitchers Ryota Igarashi and Hisanori Takahashi threw live batting practice.
* Sean Green is working on a submarine delivery. In theory it should produce a sharper sinker conducive for getting the double-play grounder.
* Pedro Feliciano is working on a cutter. The more pitches the better.
* Jerry Manuel said Fernando Nieve is versatile enough to work as a long-man, eighth-inning set-up man or starter. That’s another way of saying he has no idea on how to use him. If Jon Niese steps up, Nieve would likely be the long man.
* Good reports so far on Angel Pagan’s confidence. Pagan has no doubt he can hold center field until Carlos Beltran’s return in mid-May.