• Nathan Eovaldi threw a pain-free bullpen session on Sunday morning. The right-hander was scratched from his start last Thursday due to a tight back. The hope is Eovaldi can be ready to rejoin the rotation on Wednesday at Philadelphia.
• Catcher Jeff Mathis is getting closer to returning from the bruised his right thumb that has kept him out of action since Sept. 9. Mathis may be ready to return in the series against the Phillies.
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