BRADENTON, Fla. -- Garrett Jones, out since feeling tightness on his left side a week ago, moved a few swings closer on Wednesday to returning to action.
Jones did some hitting in the indoor cage prior to the game against Toronto. He also played some catch and did other agility drills.
Jones is scheduled to rejoin live batting practice on Thursday.
"We'll get him involved in that, get him to move around a little more," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We'll see where that takes us, but he's definitely moving forward."
Jones was 3-for-14 in six games prior to his setback.
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