Tuesday is now the target date for second baseman Aaron Hill to make his first start in a spring-training 'A' game.

Manager John Farrell said that Hill will continue to get his at-bats in minor-league games with the understanding that he not bolt out of the batter's box and re-injure his quad that has kept him out of the lineup all spring.

"He's gaining a little bit more confidence in his quad and all his pre-game work is normal," Farrell said.

"He's going through the same arrangement today. We're still shooting for Tuesday's A game here (against the Phillies). That will be the time to get him in an A game and take the wraps off him a bit."

If that's the case, Hill would have nine games left at spring training to get himself ready for the April 1 season opener against the Minnesota Twins.