• Gonzalez said he would like to get top catching prospect Christian Bethancourt some playing time before the regular season concludes. But it seems like the manager could wait until his club's playoff seeding is determined.
• Jonny Venters was cleared to begin playing catch from a distance of 30 feet on Tuesday. This marked the first time Venters had thrown since undergoing Tommy John surgery for a second time in May. The left-handed reliever is aiming to be pitching again at the big league level again in June.
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.