Worth noting

• Left-hander Cole Hamels is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Thursday morning, although pitching coach Bob McClure said he needed to check with head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan before he could be certain.

Cody Asche, who was hit with a pitch on his right hand Sunday, pinch-hit late in Wednesday's 2-2 tie. He is scheduled to play Thursday afternoon in Lakeland, Fla., against the Tigers. He had not played since Sunday because of the bruise hand.

• The Phillies will play a split squad Thursday. They will host the Yankees at Bright House Field, where Kyle Kendrick is set to get the start, and travel to Lakeland to play the Tigers. David Buchanan and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will pitch there.

• Bench coach Larry Bowa will manage the team in Clearwater, while Sandberg heads to Lakeland.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.