Worth noting

• Despite his early-season struggles, left-hander Felix Doubront, who sports a 6.00 ERA after five outings, will make his next scheduled start.

"There's no anticipated changes at this point," Farrell said.

• Changes to the ball-transfer rule, which has been a hot topic of conversation, became effective Friday, and Farrell is glad there is some more clarity surrounding it.

There is no longer a requirement for a player to successfully remove the ball from his glove in order to secure an out.

"We are back to the way I think we all have seen the game unfold," Farrell said. "A catch is a catch. I think it's great that Major League Baseball has shown the flexibility [to change]."

Chris Toman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.