Worth noting

Michael Almanzar will be shut down for at least a few days after an MRI on his left knee revealed patella tendinitis on Monday. The Rule 5 Draft pick could possibly go on the disabled list, according to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette

Kelvin De La Cruz, who was designated for assignment on Saturday, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

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