"Well, he played yesterday (in the minors). He looks good," Francona said. "He's looked good swinging a bat. His ability, when he's healthy, he can impact a game so many ways. You saw he's athletic at second, he can steal a base, swing the bat. We're excited to watch him play healthy. That'll really be a big boost for us."
"I have to get a workout in today and I'm ready to go," Schoop said. "I feel good. No pain, but the doctor didn't want me to run around yesterday. I think today if I run I could bleed, but I feel good. I'm thankful. I feel ready to go."
Schoop is batting .243 (9 for 37) with two home runs, six RBI in 14 spring games.
Saunders is expected to start in left field when healthy, while Izturis will likely be a backup infielder.
"I like Rickie as a leadoff hitter, too," McClendon said Wednesday. "Austin led off yesterday, Rickie is leading off today. I’m just playing with things. That’s all."
McClendon indicated that both players have different strengths that could be a fit atop the lineup.
"Every player is different. They all have their strengths and weaknesses," McClendon said. "Rickie has close to 3,000 at-bats in the leadoff spot and 100 home runs. There’s a lot to like about him there. Austin is a speed guy that hits a lot of triples and doubles. They both bring a lot to the table."
Weeks is expected to split time in left field with Dustin Ackley this season.
"The plan is if he feels good tomorrow we'll play him, but we also reserve the right to give him another day," manager Terry Francona said. "But all signs are pointing to him moving around pretty good."
Back spasms have keep the second baseman sidelined for about a week. He's looking to bounce back after a down 2014 season.
Travis, who was acquired in a November trade with Detroit, is doing well offensively this spring. He is batting .400 (16 for 40) with six doubles, six RBI, three walks, four runs and five strikeouts in 16 spring games.
He is considered Toronto's fifth-best prospect by Baseball America. Travis has a career .323/.388/.487/.876 slash line over three seasons in the minors.
Kipnis will play five innings during a minor-league game Wednesday.
Schoop is batting .243 (9 for 37) with two doubles, two home runs, six RBI, seven runs, one walk and 10 strikeouts in 14 spring games.
The two infielders are expected to platoon at second base when Franklin is healthy.
The 28-year-old Forysthe has a career .235/.303/.343/.646 slash line. He played in a career-high 110 games in 2014.
"I think Logan's had a good spring," Cash said, per MLB.com. "Logan's a good defender. Plays second base really well.
"I think we're all very happy about the way his spring has gone. Him and [Rays hitting coach Derek Shelton] have had a lot of discussions on some adjustments and they seem to have paid off. He's barreled a lot of balls this spring."