• Right-hander Steve Johnson, who has been on the disabled list since June 6 with a left oblique strain, played catch on Saturday for the first time since the injury, throwing 25 pitches from a distance of 60 feet.
• Wei-Yin Chen threw a light side session on Saturday, which went well according to Showalter. Chen, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 14 with a left oblique strain, is scheduled to throw four innings in a simulated game on Monday before beginning a rehab assignment.
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