Worth noting

• Travis Snider (right-side tightness) pronounced himself ready to play after a "nothing held back" early afternoon workout. He was available to both hit and play defense off the bench Tuesday night, and he is likely to return to the starting lineup in Wednesday afternoon's series finale.

• Neil Walker (right-hand gash) worked out on defense -- fielding grounders and throwing -- with "no restrictions," but couldn't yet grip a bat, and Hurdle isn't keen on using him as just a defensive replacement. Walker, who said the daily progression of how his hand feels is dramatic, still hopes to have the six stitches removed from his index knuckle by the weekend.

• Lefty Francisco Liriano (fractured right arm) has one more rehab start remaining following his six-inning outing Tuesday morning for Triple-A Indianapolis. Liriano threw 82 in-game pitches (and nine more in the bullpen), and will aim to reach 100 in the remaining start.

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