Third baseman David Freese remained out of the starting lineup for a second straight day as he works through some mechanical issues with his swing. Matheny is hopeful that the time off will also allow Freese to mentally reset after a 3-for-34 stretch.
Matheny did not commit to inserting Freese back into the lineup on Wednesday, preferring to wait and make that decision after evaluating the work Freese does Tuesday. Matheny also suggested that he would prefer to stay away from using Freese as a pinch-hitter.
"For the most part, I would like to keep him on the shelf for a little while," Matheny said. "A lot of times you go in there and you work and you work and then you try and throw something in there mechanically in a situation with the game on the line and you can't help but take your mechanics out there. That's never a good spot. You can't be thinking mechanics when you're trying to hit a guy throwing 100 mph."
Kolten Wong, the organization's top pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, was named Texas League Player of the Week for his performance from May 14-20. Wong, who is in his first season with Double-A Springfield, went 14-for-31 (.452) during that stretch and drove in at least one run in six of Springfield's seven games last week. He is now hitting .331 in 39 games this season.
Jon Jay (sprained right shoulder) said he continues to limit his work to physical therapy. Jay, who is eligible to come off the disabled list on May 31, has not resumed throwing. He did not make a prediction when he will begin.