SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers catcher Mike Napoli will give his left ankle more of a test on Thursday, when he catches three or four innings of the club's first intrasquad game of the spring.
Napoli, who severely sprained his left ankle in Game 6 of the World Series, said he's feeling good as he goes through drills that include hopping up and throwing to the bases as well as catching bullpen sessions. He has also run a little bit, but hasn't gone at top speed. He joked he won't be trying to hit any inside-the-park home runs in the intrasquad game.
"Everything feels good," Napoli said.
* SS Elvis Andrus (Plantar's wart) is expected to run for the first time today after hitting in the cages and taking grounders individually on Tuesday. He'll continue to ramp up and could possibly play in Friday's intrasquad game.
* LHP Joe Beimel (elbow stiffness) will long toss today and if that goes well could get on a mound for a bullpen session on Thursday. He said he did some forearm exercises on Tuesday to make sure he wasn't feeling any more inflammation and said it felt fine. He's going to do those same exercises again today after he throws.
* RHP Mike Adams (hernia) will have a light day today and likely will pitch in Friday's intrasquad game.
"I'll probably catch up with my arm strength and mechanics in three more bullpens," Adams said. "I feel good, I just still have a little work to do."
* 1B Mitch Moreland (wrist) hasn't had any issues and is also likely to play in Thursday's intrasquad game. He's participated in every on-field activity.