Worth noting

• Brantley, who had stitches removed from his left forearm Thursday, has resumed workouts and will be back playing in games soon. Francona said Brantley would be OK to play Saturday, but he did not want to make Brantley travel all the way to Mesa for one at-bat. Cleveland has a home game Sunday against the Rangers at 4:05 p.m. ET, and Brantley will likely be in the lineup.

• Closer Chris Perez said Sunday remains his target date to begin throwing. Perez is nursing an injured right shoulder and said he feels no pain in it.

• Trevor Bauer is scheduled to pitch in a Minor League game Saturday. Bauer has pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs this spring.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.