Posey drove in four runs in the big performance while upping his spring line to .412/.444/.647 in 17 at-bats. He expressed eagerness to work with Barry Bonds during camp in February, and anything Posey can learn about hitting from the prolific slugger could lead to an uptick in his already-strong offensive performance this season.
The two-hit performance gives a Schumaker a .550/.583/.800 line through 20 at-bats as he attempts to play himself into a larger role once the regular season begins. He could be an option in center field if rookie Billy Hamilton gets off to a slow start.
"He's getting some confirmation out there with the things he's working on," manager Walt Weiss told MLB.com regarding Lyles. "He's developing some angle with his fastball, which is going to allow him to keep the ball on the ground. He can two-seam it already. He threw some good cutters. He's got the breaking ball, good curveball, but I think it was a cutter he was throwing today, and he got some swings and misses on it. Jordan's in a good place."
Lyles is competing for a spot in the back of the team's rotation this spring after coming over from Houston in an offseason trade. He's allowed two runs (one earned) in eight innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Willis is in minor-league camp with the Giants after agreeing to a deal in January. He went 5-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 87 2/3 innings with Long Island of the independent Atlantic League as well as 2-1 with a 6.43 ERA in 21 innings with Triple-A Salt Lake last season.
Abreu had been slow to get going this spring, entering the game just 2 for 13 at the plate. He's now hitting .294/.333/.529 with one home run and six RBI in 17 at-bats.
"I feel great," Soto said Tuesday. "There have been no issues. It has come around a lot better than I thought. I'm really pleased with the way things have come around. I'm almost there. I'm anxious to get back out there."
Once Soto can run the bases at full speed, he's expected to make his spring debut. He underwent ankle surgery on Feb. 22 but still has time to be ready for opening day.
Kipnis, who is not yet eligible for arbitration, agreed to a one-year deal with the team Monday. The team is also looking to extend pitcher Justin Masterson, and it may be difficult to put two long-term extensions on the books at the same time. With Kipnis a long time away from reaching free agency, the team has no reason to rush into a multiyear deal if the circumstances aren't right.
Chisenhall is trying to establish himself as the team's regular third baseman as catcher Carlos Santana attempts to transition to the position this spring. The Indians' incumbent is 6 for 22 with three walks, but Tuesday's homer was his first extra-base hit.
Prado started his spring by going 5 for 7 in two February games, and he's continued to hit well in March. He's 14 for 27 with five doubles, five RBI and six runs in 10 spring games. He's already eclipsed his hit total from last spring while taking less than half the number of at-bats.
Jackson threw only fastballs in his previous spring outing without telling the manager or pitching coach that he planned to do so. James McDonald will start the team's game against the Mariners Wednesday.