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• Outfield prospect Oscar Taveras, who has been recovering from right ankle surgery, made the trip with the club to Lakeland, Fla., but was he not available to play in the game. Matheny did not offer specifics on when Taveras will be able to see his first game action since last July.

"Still just trying to push him forward and follow the medical staff's advice of what he needs, and right now he's just going to keep working to get his legs stronger to where there's no reservation in his movements," Matheny said. "But he's looking better all the time. It just takes a while when you've had an injury that's held you out for a while. You can't come back instantly. He's making the right steps forward."

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• Outfield prospect Oscar Taveras, who has been recovering from right ankle surgery, made the trip with the club to Lakeland, Fla., but was he not available to play in the game. Matheny did not offer specifics on when Taveras will be able to see his first game action since last July.

"Still just trying to push him forward and follow the medical staff's advice of what he needs, and right now he's just going to keep working to get his legs stronger to where there's no reservation in his movements," Matheny said. "But he's looking better all the time. It just takes a while when you've had an injury that's held you out for a while. You can't come back instantly. He's making the right steps forward."

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Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB.

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