Worth noting

Worth noting

• Despite having an off-day on Monday and another on Thursday, Gonzalez opted to rest starting catcher Brian McCann during Wednesday's series finale against the Royals. Along with wanting to get backup Gerald Laird some playing time, Gonzalez indicated that he is planning to start McCann in each of this weekend's three games against the D-backs.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.