Extra bases

• Kyle Farnsworth won't likely touch the mound until next week, but there is nothing wrong with the veteran reliever who has been taking it slow. He noted that he needed to save some bullets for the season. "The older you get the more you need them," said Farnsworth, who would like to get roughly eight outings this spring to get ready for the season.

• Joel Peralta said he talked to pitching coach Jim Hickey, and the plan is for him to make his first appearance of the spring on Thursday against the Tigers in Port Charlotte. The veteran right-hander has been slowed by a stiff neck.

• Rays players went through a media training session on Tuesday that spent a lot of time focusing on social media. Manager Joe Maddon added his spin on social media by saying, "I think it's about being tasteful."

• Maddon praised Josh Lueke's 1 1/3 innings performance Tuesday, noting, "That's the best I've ever seen him."

• Maddon also doled out praise for Wil Myers. "I'm impressed with his athleticism," the manager said. "He moves well. ... He's a real good athlete."