• Right-handed reliever Luis Ayala began his Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett by tossing a scoreless inning in Thursday's win over Buffalo. Ayala has been on the disabled list since being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in late April. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said there is not a definite timetable for Ayala to return to Atlanta's bullpen.
• When the Braves conclude Sunday's series finale in Milwaukee, they will have played 48 games over the course of the previous 50 days. They will then have three off-days during the eight days that follow. Gonzalez said he is not planning to shuffle the rotation. He said he would rather give some of his starters an extra day or two of rest between starts at this point of the season.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.