• After an impressive Grapefruit League debut, right-hander Anthony Ranaudo endured a tough outing on Wednesday, giving up five runs (three earned) in 1 1/3 innings. He allowed six hits and walked two, although his defense didn't give him much help. The 24-year-old was having trouble repeating his delivery and harnessing his breaking ball.
"I should have just trusted my stuff and done a better job of just being aggressive and going after guys and keeping my mindset the whole time even when things were kind of getting out of whack," he said. "I should have trusted my delivery and been aggressive."
• Outfielder Daniel Nava, one of the top candidates to draw assignments in the leadoff spot this season, started there on Wednesday and jump started the offense with a home run to right field off Shelby Miller. Nava now has homered from both sides of the plate this spring.
• Catchers David Ross and A.J. Pierzynski, both dealing with minor left foot injuries, are "making progress," according to Farrell. Ross is slated to be back in the lineup on Friday, with the club targeting a Saturday return for Pierzynski.