• Ken "Hawk" Harrelson missed his second straight game Thursday because of a sore throat. Steve Stone once again handled play-by-play television duties, with Mike Huff providing commentary. Harrelson is expected to return to the broadcast booth for Friday night's series opener in Oakland.
• Leyson Septimo will begin his injury rehabilitation assignment Thursday night with Triple-A Charlotte. The left-handed hurler has been on the disabled list since March 22 with a left shoulder strain.
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