Gonzalez said rookie right-handers Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran have returned home to prepare to pitch in winter ball in the Dominican Republic. Right-hander Ben Sheets, who retired following Wednesday's regular-season finale, returned to Louisiana to be with his family. None of the three pitchers was expected to be a part of the playoff roster.
Gonzalez said the rest of the club's September roster will remain in Atlanta in case those players are needed in the playoffs.
Outfielder Matt Diaz, who is out for the season following thumb surgery, is expected to be around the team throughout the playoffs. Diaz is on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing surgery on his right thumb in August.