• Wedge was talking about Ackley's demotion to Triple-A and his mental approach, and he intimated that Ackley might have been too concerned with pitch selectivity and high on-base percentage, leading to a one-liner that hit on one of baseball's most intriguing ongoing philosophical battles.
"It's the new generation. It's all this sabermetrics stuff, for lack of a better term, you know what I mean?" Wedge said. "People who haven't played since they were 9 years old think they have it figured out. It gets in these kids' heads."
• Wedge said first baseman Justin Smoak (strained oblique) was undergoing tests Monday, and the team would find out within a day or two whether Smoak's injury was a day-to-day situation or whether he'd have to have to go on the disabled list.
"He feels a little bit better," Wedge said.
• Including Monday, Kendrys Morales has recorded a hit in 18 of 21 games this month.
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