Eric O'Flaherty was encouraged after playing catch on Friday. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen on Saturday with the hope he will be cleared to pitch on Sunday or Monday. His plan to play catch on Thursday was delayed because his left elbow was still a little sore.
Matt Diaz is currently tied with Chris Chambliss for the third-most (44) pinch hits in Atlanta history. Keith Lockhart (59) and Julio Franco (47) rank in front of him.