Worth noting

Worth noting

• Backup catcher Gerald Laird underwent a surgical procedure on Wednesday afternoon to remove a kidney stone after spending the first half of the week enduring the painful process of attempting to pass the stone.

Laird rejoined the team before Thursday's game against the Rockies, but manager Fredi Gonzalez said he was likely still a few days away from being available to play.

• Jordan Schafer ramped up the tests on the healing stress fracture in his right foot with a few aggressive sprints around the bases out of the batter's box before Thursday's game. The team still expects their utility outfielder to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

• Wednesday night's game left a pair of non-players nursing injuries. Braves third-base coach Brian Snitker wore a bandage on his right forearm on Thursday afternoon, still sore from a foul ball off the bat of Dan Uggla that struck him on the arm in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 9-0 rout. One inning after Snitker has hit, home-plate umpire Marty Foster was hit on the left forearm by a pitch that skimmed the jersey of Andrelton Simmons. X-rays on Foster came back negative, and the 14-year Major League veteran was diagnosed with a soft tissue contusion.

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