Worth noting

Worth noting

• Weiss said injured outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will likely take batting practice through the end of the week before the club decides his next step. Gonzalez took batting practice before Tuesday's game for the first time since a sprained right middle finger forced him to the DL Aug. 7.

• Starting pitcher Roy Oswalt will likely throw another simulated game before he makes a rehab start or rejoins the rotation, Weiss said. Oswalt threw his second simulated game Tuesday and may toss another one Friday as he works back from a strained left hamstring.

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