Worth noting

Dan Butler is still scheduled to make his first Major League start behind the plate in Sunday's series finale against the Angels.

"We think he is ready. He has always shown in Spring Training and with Triple-A that he is more than capable of handling a big league staff and calling a big league game," Farrell said. "He'll get that opportunity tomorrow."

Butler hit .227 with Triple-A Pawtucket this season, throwing out 27.1 percent of attempted basestealers.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.