Worth noting

Worth noting

• As expected, second baseman Neil Walker played five innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Hurdle said Walker is scheduled to play seven innings on Saturday night.

• Injured starters James McDonald and Wandy Rodriguez are both tentatively scheduled to start throwing programs in the next week.

Jeremy Warnemuende is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.