Worth noting

• Outfielder Andy Dirks (back surgery) finished 1-for-2 in his first rehab start for Class A Lakeland on Tuesday. "He had no complaints or discomfort after," Ausmus said. "I know he made a diving play in the outfield [two days ago], and he was fine afterward."

• Ausmus also said that right-handed reliever Joel Hanrahan, who's recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw off the mound two days ago and could throw a bullpen sesson on Saturday.

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