Worth noting

Jonny Venters will be cleared to begin throwing off a mound with limited effort on Wednesday. As he attempts to return from his second Tommy John surgery, Venters is hoping to join Atlanta's bullpen in late May or early June.

• After issuing 11 walks within a span of four innings during Saturday's 16-15 loss to the Nationals, the Braves saw the two split-squad teams they used in Sunday's games against the Astros and Tigers combine to issue just seven free passes.

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