Worth noting

• Might Joey Votto, who learned Spanish in order to communicate with Latin teammates, pick up Korean in order to talk with Shin-Soo Choo?

"If he's a good enough teammate, I may," said Votto, who also knows French.

• Three pitchers -- Nick Masset, Justin Freeman and Kyle Lotzkar -- are behind as they deal with shoulder injuries, although Lotzkar threw off a mound for the first time on Thursday.