• Bench coach Carlos Tosca handled the third-base coaching duties on Friday in place of Brian Snitker, who has recently experienced some leg numbness caused by a back ailment. Snitker was evaluated in Atlanta on Friday and will rejoin the team on Saturday. Bullpen coach Eddie Perez will miss Saturday's game while attending his daughter's high school graduation in Atlanta.
• Right-handed reliever Luis Ayala has been sent to the club's Spring Training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in an attempt to regain some of the arm strength he has lost since going on the disabled list in early May because of an anxiety disorder.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.