Worth noting

Ed Lucas (left hamstring) could be ready for a Minor League game as early as Thursday. Rafael Furcal (left hamstring) is hitting in the cages and doing some limited baseball activities. The second baseman could be playing in Minor League games perhaps as early as the weekend. Greg Dobbs (quadriceps and lower back) continues to get treatment. It's unclear when he will be ready for game competition.

Tom Koehler remains lined up for the fifth starter spot. The club wants to keep the right-hander throwing every five days, so Koehler will pitch six innings in a Minor League game on Wednesday on a back field at Roger Dean Stadium. Brad Hand is scheduled to throw one inning.

• The upcoming rotation after Wednesday's off-day will be: Jose Fernandez (Thursday) against the Cardinals, and Nathan Eovaldi (Friday) at the Astros. On Saturday, Miami has a split squad. Kevin Slowey will start at Viera against the Nationals, and Henderson Alvarez will take on the Mets at Jupiter.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter