Tidbits

• Catcher Matt Kennelly had a "blood blister" on his right hand, but nothing more serious after being hit by a pitch when he tried to bunt on Wednesday night, manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

• Outfielders Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, and Reed Johnson, catcher Gerald Laird and pitchers Kris Medlen and Jonny Venters, were among the players scheduled to head back to Orlando rather than staying for the Braves' game Thursday against the Cardinals.

• Former NFL coach Bill Parcells and former NFL general manager Ron Wolf visited with the Braves prior to Wednesday night's game. Both men are residents of Palm Beach County.

Matthew Leach is a writer for MLB.com. Read his blog, Obviously, You're Not a Golfer and follow him on Twitter at @MatthewHLeach. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.