Justin Ruggiano, who has sat three straight days due to back spasms, hit off a tee on Friday before Game 1. He also did some throwing, and he feels he is ready to play.
• Giancarlo Stanton continues his rehab assignment at Class A Jupiter, and the plan remains for him to be reinstated off the disabled list on Tuesday, when the club is in New York to play the Mets. The All-Star right fielder had his right knee scoped on July 8 to remove to cartilage chips.
• Reliever Chris Hatcher was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, as lefty reliever Dan Jennings was optioned to New Orleans.