• 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.