Extra bases

Extra bases

• Reliever Jesse Crain (right shoulder strain) played catch with head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield on Tuesday. Maddon said he "threw the ball well."

• Reliever Brandon Gomes' (right lat strain) velocity is "back to normal," according to Maddon. He remains on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham.

• Jennings (left middle finger fracture) began gripping a bat on Monday, and he plans to start swinging on Wednesday.

• Designated hitter Luke Scott and reliever Jake McGee will visit with children at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

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