Each day, each game, Grady Sizemore is slowly ramping up on the field. During Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Rays, he got three plate appearances, recorded two putouts in the outfield and played almost five full innings.

So far, so good.

"The more reps I get, the better," said Sizemore. "Everything felt good today."

"He's getting down the line well," said John Farrell. "One thing that continues to impress given the amount of time off, is his timing in the box looks not like a guy who's missed two years.