Worth noting

• Catcher Derek Norris got the start behind the plate Wednesday night against Giants right-hander Matt Cain. Melvin plans to give lefty hitter John Jaso the start vs. Tim Hudson on Thursday afternoon.

• First baseman Kyle Blanks (left calf strain) is able to hit and throw, but running remains an issue for him. "He still hasn't gotten over that hurdle yet," said Melvin, "where it's pretty sore to jog, let alone run."

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.