Mayers fired two perfect innings in Tuesday's 8-7 Grapefruit League loss to the Mets, recording two strikeouts.

It was another pristine performance from Mayers, who's now up to 11 scoreless frames this spring. A fastball that's consistently hit the high 90s and an equally effective slider have been keys to his success, as has the right-hander's full embrace of a bullpen role over winter ball, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. The 26-year-old remains in contention for an Opening Day roster spot, with a likely high-leverage role at Triple-A Memphis a fallback scenario to open 2018.

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