Worth noting

• Class A Hickory infielder Joey Gallo hit another home run on Monday, and has four in his last eight games.

• Washington said Berkman is available to pinch-hit, but the manager is still concerned about his knees in the cold weather. Said Washington, "If he can't get loose, I'm not going to send him out there."

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