Worth noting

Worth noting

• Evan Gattis has been permitted to increase his activity level the past two days, but it still appears he could be sidelined until after the All-Star break. After taking approximately 20 swings in the indoor batting cage at Turner Field on Thursday, Gattis was cleared to begin playing catch on Friday. The Braves are being careful with the rookie catcher, who has been sidelined since June 18 with a strained right oblique muscle.

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