No timetable for Santana, who could head to DL

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm •  Published: March 9, 2013
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"Obviously it hinges on Johan, how he feels and that type of thing," Hefner said. "I only can control me, my approach and my bullpens and that's what I'm going to continue to do and let Johan rehab and continue to do what he needs to do to pitch. I go into every spring hoping to make the big league team and that didn't change this offseason, this spring. That's the ultimate goal and whatever happens will happen."

Hefner, who threw two more simulated innings after leaving Saturday's game, got help from center fielder Matt den Dekker, who made a sliding grab on the warning track of Trevor Crowe's long fly ball in the third inning, catching the ball in the webbing of his glove.

Lucas Duda and John Buck drove in two runs each and Ike Davis scored three times. Duda went 3 for 3 with a double, while Buck had two hits and increased his spring training RBIs total to seven. Davis was 2 for 2 with a walk, stolen base and a RBI.

Duda, who has been working on a new swing this spring, went 3-for-3 with a double. Collins said he can see Duda starting to get into a rhythm at the plate.

"I feel good," said Duda, who has changed the mechanics on his swing. "I'm working hard every day. I'm working hard with my swing every day, trying to get better. (This) is just one day. I'll just continue to work hard in (batting practice)."

Houston's Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Astros starter Alex White gave up four runs and five hits in 2 2-3 innings.

"I threw a lot of strikes, made some really good pitches, gave up some hits that were not hit really well and that's going to happen," White said. "I threw a lot of strikes, that's a big key for me. I feel good about the outing. Obviously, the numbers aren't what I want them to be, but, once again, it's a little early."

NOTES: Astros RHP Lucas Harrell will not make his scheduled start against the Phillies on Sunday due to discomfort in his right groin. Houston manager Bo Porter said Harrell likely would have pitched during the regular season. ... Astros LHP Eric Bedard (right glute) threw off a mound. He has not pitched since his spring training debut on Feb. 26. ... Collins said CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (knee) could play Wednesday and 2B Daniel Murphy (strained intercostal muscle) could make his spring training debut next week.