Altherr (hamstring) is ahead of schedule in his recovery, according to manager Pete Mackanin, and could be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.
Manager Pete Mackanin said Franco has leveled his swing, which has helped him get things going at the plate, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports. "He's not upper-cutting the ball," Mackanin said. "He has a nice, level swing. Matt (Stairs) had him shorten his stride and that helped in that regard. But he is working above the ball rather than underneath the ball."