• Brandon Cumpton, who was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night for Triple-A Indianapolis, is "on hold" in case a decision to disable Andrew McCutchen or Neil Walker opens up a roster spot; the Bucs' bullpen went light one reliever when Ernesto Frieri was designated for assignment on Friday.
• Walker (lower-back tightness) had a "nice, big, full workout," in Hurdle's words, prior to Saturday's game. He'll either resume play or be placed on the DL before the weekend's out.
• McCutchen (fractured rib) took "big steps forward" in his recovery program on Saturday, Hurdle said. Those steps included taking more intense swings and making some throws at 90 feet. McCutchen, the reigning NL MVP, has not played since getting hurt on a swing last Sunday in Arizona, but remains on the active roster.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.