Worth noting

• Johnson is hopeful that catcher Wilson Ramos can come off the disabled list by the time his 15 days are up. Johnson is not sure if Ramos will have a rehab assignment. Ramos is on the DL because of a left hamstring strain.

• Right-hander Christian Garcia has yet to throw off a mound, but is feeling OK, according to Johnson. Garcia is on the 15-day disabled list because of a right forearm tendon strain.

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