Worth noting

Worth noting

• Left-hander Paul Maholm will make a six-inning rehab start for Class A Rome on Saturday. The Braves plan to limit Maholm's workload to approximately 90 pitches in hopes of activating him during next week's four-game series against the Cardinals if it is determined that no additional rehab start is required.

Jordan Schafer started in center field in place of B.J. Upton on Tuesday night, the 26-year-old utility outfielder's second start since returning from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.

Upton is hitless in 12 plate appearances since going 4-for-5 against the Nationals on Aug. 7, and his .096 average with runners in scoring position is the worst in the league among players with at least 50 plate appearances in that situation.

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