Worth noting

• Relief pitcher Matt Albers was eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday, but he won't be activated until after he throws a simulated game Friday in Baltimore. Albers has been on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.

• The Astros still haven't announced their rotation beyond Scott Feldman's return to action Friday in Baltimore. The club will have to make a move to open up a spot for Feldman, and Porter said that announcement should come Thursday.

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