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• Third baseman Brandon Inge said he's "way ahead of schedule" in his rehab from a sprained right shoulder and fully expects to be ready to come off the disable list when he's eligible on Aug. 27.

"I'll be fine," Inge said. "I'll be ready in no time."

According to Melvin, Inge, who plans to resume throwing on Monday. has already started taking some swings off a tee.

"I don't put anything past him," Melvin said. "He is a guy with a high threshold of pain tolerance."

Inge said he'll have to deal with "a little" pain "but nothing you can't play though, nothing that will hinder me."

• Outfielder Seth Smith was eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but he's still recovering from his strained left hamstring. He took batting practice and ran the bases for the second straight day, and Melvin said Smith is getting closer to being ready for a rehab assignment in the Minor Leagues.

"Still getting there," Smith said before taking batting practice. "Slowly but surely. You don't want to rush it, but it's definitely headed in the right direction."

• Third baseman Brandon Inge said he's "way ahead of schedule" in his rehab from a sprained right shoulder and fully expects to be ready to come off the disable list when he's eligible on Aug. 27.

"I'll be fine," Inge said. "I'll be ready in no time."

According to Melvin, Inge, who plans to resume throwing on Monday. has already started taking some swings off a tee.

"I don't put anything past him," Melvin said. "He is a guy with a high threshold of pain tolerance."

Inge said he'll have to deal with "a little" pain "but nothing you can't play though, nothing that will hinder me."

• Outfielder Seth Smith was eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but he's still recovering from his strained left hamstring. He took batting practice and ran the bases for the second straight day, and Melvin said Smith is getting closer to being ready for a rehab assignment in the Minor Leagues.

"Still getting there," Smith said before taking batting practice. "Slowly but surely. You don't want to rush it, but it's definitely headed in the right direction."