"He can be optioned to a lot of [Minor League affiliates] there for us," Showalter said. "Jonathan will benefit from every day he can get, keeping that knee that much stronger. It's a pretty significant injury. But we feel like Jon, if we had to, could be activated, but he'd also benefit from playing in the Minor Leagues."
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