Kudos to Marcel for having the scoop on the Miller signing, and that he was assigned to Inland Empire. … Jason Schmidt threw 89 pitches in an intrasquad game at extended spring training today. It was a huge step forward for him, especially since it was the fourth consecutive start he was able to make on his normal four days’ rest. While the tentative plan is for him to do it again on Monday, club officials are non-committal on that because they have learned to be non-committal on all things Schmidt. But if he is able to do it, I look for him to join ABQ next weekend and officially start his rehab.