Worth noting

• Melvin said he's unlikely to make any changes to his rotation despite an off-day Thursday. With Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez scheduled to pitch in Texas, that means Dan Straily is likely to get the nod for Friday's three-game series opener in Boston. He'll be followed by Tommy Milone and Gray.

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