• When manager Fredi Gonzalez talked to reporters on Friday, he indicated Brian McCann might rest his strained right adductor muscle until Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday. But on Saturday, Gonzalez said there was a chance McCann could make an appearances in Sunday's regular season finale.
• Jordan Walden provided some encouragement with the bullpen session he completed on Friday. To gain a sense of whether he is healthy enough to be placed on the Division Series roster, the Braves would like to get Walden an appearance before the regular season ends. The right-handed setup man has not pitched since he was ineffective in two of the three appearances he made after missing three weeks with a strained groin.
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.