• After missing a couple of games with a bruised right thumb, Andrew Lambo went on Indianapolis' disabled list. This wouldn't represent a lengthy stumbling block were the Bucs thinking of promoting him: The International League DL spans only seven days, and Lambo's status was backdated to Monday.
• Francisco Liriano's 3 2/3-inning Saturday start against Toronto was his shortest (not cut by injury or illness) since early September, yet afterward "he commented that it was the best he's felt all season," according to Hurdle.
The manager made that point to underscore no residual effects of the dizziness Liriano experienced on April 26 in St. Louis or of the groin strain that interrupted his Spring Training preparation.
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