"I'm really using Homer and Barnhart quite a bit like how I'm using [Johnny] Cueto and Pena. That's really the reason Tucker is in there," Price said. "He's built a good relationship with Homer. I think that certain familiarity with guys is important. I think this is a pairing that's important to maintain as long as we can."
Price believed that Pena would be available, if needed.
"I don't expect there to be limitations, but we'll know more after batting practice," Price said.
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