• Right fielder Shane Victorino, who is on the disabled list for the second time this season with a right hamstring, hasn't resumed baseball activities.
"Ground-based activities are starting to initiate, so that's some running that's going to take place," said Farrell. "We're still too early to determine when he'd be ready for any kind of at-bats or a rehab assignment."
• Third baseman Will Middlebrooks (fractured right index finger) still seems a ways from being able to contemplate a return to action.
"Still trying to gain full range of motion with the index finger," said Farrell. "That's not there yet. He won't start to swing a bat until he's able to gain full range of motion, which would indicate that the healing of the fracture is moving along as anticipated. He's still in kind of an inactive period."
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