Worth noting

• Pitchers Mike Fiers and Hiram Burgos, both optioned to the Minor Leagues on Friday, will be starters at Triple-A Nashville, Roenicke said.

"Sometimes it's a little early to send guys down; they don't understand it," Roenicke said. "But for them, it's better if they go early. I know they want to stay late to try to make a team. But we really need to extend them, and we're getting to the point now where we're having trouble getting innings to everybody."

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