It's not a major update, but manager Joe Maddon said today 3B Evan Longoria is "getting better" and will join the team on the upcoming road trip with the idea that he will step up his baseball activity.

"What we like is that it's getting better,'' Maddon said. "He's feeling less strain on different movements, which is a good thing. If you watch him hit, you'd never know it. If you watch him pick up a normal ground ball you would never know that he's bothered. But he still is.''