• Evan Gattis homered and doubled while recording three hits in Friday's 14-9 split-squad win over the Astros at Osceola County Stadium. Gattis, who is a top candidate to win one of final available roster spots, has batted .440 (11-for-25) with two home runs and three doubles during the Grapefruit League season.
• Cory Gearrin tossed a scoreless inning against the Astros on Friday to improve his bid to win an Opening Day spot in Atlanta's bullpen. Gearrin has surrendered three hits while working five scoreless innings since the start of the exhibition season.
• Gonzalez said this year's first round of cuts could come during the early portion of next week.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.