Laynce Nix (strained left calf) jogged around the warning track for the first time Wednesday. He does not consider that a major step forward, however, and said there is no timetable for his return. "I didn't have a whole lot of spring, but it's not painful," Nix said. "Just a really light jog. We're making progress."
Asked why he liked Ty Wigginton hitting cleanup between Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino the past two games, Manuel said, "In that lineup right there, that's where it fits. In that lineup right there, he would be the power hitter."