Aramis Ramirez (knee) is hoping to return to the lineup either on Friday or Saturday.
Ramirez has been out of action since March 2 due to a sprained left knee, but he's tested it out with all baseball activities other than sliding and had no issues. "One more test," Ramirez said. "I've already hit a lot, ran the bases twice and taken grounders. The last test is I'm going to slide and see how it feels. We'll see." Barring a setback, A-Ram will be fine for Opening Day.