• Hours after Sports Illustrated published a story in which NBA center Jason Collins announced that he is gay, the topic of gay athletes in professional sports was addressed by general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny. Collins is the first active athlete in any of the country's four major sports leagues to come out.
"I think you have to admire his courage for coming out," Mozeliak said. "I think people are much more tolerant than they were in the past and much more accepting. I can't speak for 25 men [in the clubhouse], I haven't asked them. But I would assume that day's coming in baseball."
Matheny was more hesitant to speak on the topic, but still did so briefly.
"Just like we had the subject come up about not having any black players when we celebrated Jackie Robinson Day -- that's just not something we measure our guys by," Matheny said. "That was part of Martin Luther King's dream, that people would never be judged by the color of their skin. People make choices that we try not to condemn anybody for."
• Outfielder Carlos Beltran was held out of the lineup on Monday, as he was weak following an extended bout with a stomach illness. Matheny said that Beltran is improving but is still trying to regain some lost strength. Beltran has been sick since Thursday.
• Outfielder Mike O'Neill was named the Texas League's Player of the Week after going 11-for-20 from April 22-28. In Double-A Springfield's doubleheader on Sunday, O'Neill reached base in all eight plate appearances.
• Mozeliak said that Maikel Cleto will likely take Seth Maness' spot in the Triple-A rotation for now. Cleto has pitched nine innings in relief this season. Michael Wacha's start was moved up a day, to Monday, to compensate for Maness' departure.
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