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• 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.