Last call

Last call

• Roenicke said Thursday's roster move -- first baseman/outfielder Sean Halton was optioned to Triple-A Nashville and right-hander Rob Wooten was promoted to the Majors -- was as much about having Halton "get his swing right" as it was about getting an extra arm for the bullpen.

"When he came up to us, he was really good, even though he made some outs. He was making hard outs," Roenicke said. "He was confident. Then I didn't play him as much, and all of a sudden, the at-bats -- he started chasing more."

Of Wooten, Roenicke said, "The nice thing is, he can go a couple of innings. He's not just a one-inning guy, because he was a closer [at Nashville]. I feel real comfortable knowing I can bring him in, and he's going to throw strikes.

• Roenicke wrote two lineups on Friday, one with Rickie Weeks in the leadoff spot and another with Norichika Aoki in that role and Weeks hitting fifth. He chose the former.

"We've been pretty good offensively for the last couple of games, so that's why I stuck with it," Roenicke said.

• First baseman Mat Gamel turned 28 on Friday. He is in the midst of a second straight season lost to knee injury.

• Friday marked one year since reliever Jim Henderson's Major League debut after parts of 10 seasons in the Minor Leagues. He was asked how his life has changed like then.

"Day to day, it feels the same, but the biggest thing that changed is the offseason, being able to focus more on baseball instead of working camps and trying to get money," Henderson said. "[The callup] feels like yesterday."

Henderson's offseason jobs before his big league breakthrough include a gig with a company that produced business cards. The year before his callup, he ran a strength and conditioning program for the Okotoks Dawgs, a touring club from Calgary for which Henderson was a founding member.

• Right-hander Eric Arnett, the team's first-round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, was scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Friday with Rookie-level Arizona. Arnett, who has a 5.30 ERA in four Minor League seasons, underwent right ACL reconstruction in February.

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