Tracy said right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, has not started a throwing program and is currently working on building up strength. For now, there is no timetable for Chacin to begin throwing again. "He'll remain on the program that he's on right now and that's just some rest and strengthening exercises," Tracy said.
Jason Giambi said his foot was feeling "good" before Monday's game but it was unknown if he would be able to pinch-hit in the series opener against the Giants. Giambi, who suffered a foot injury Wednesday, appeared to take a full round of batting practice and spoke to Tracy shortly after completing his rounds in the cage.