"It's better today than what we were thinking last night," said manager Bob Melvin. "It looked like potentially it could be a DL thing, and then he came in today feeling not near as bad as what everyone expected."
Punto is 9-for-30 with five RBIs over his last 10 games after hitting .200 with just one RBI in his first 22 contests.
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