Worth noting

Scott Baker, who was moved back to the bullpen after pitching five innings in a spot start on Tuesday, said he is ready if needed on Friday. But Washington said he would like to give Baker one more day.

• Holland, still recovering from left knee surgery in January, threw a bullpen session on Friday with no problems. He is still building up strength in his knee and isn't ready for a rehab assignment.

• Triple-A third-base coach Spike Owen is filling in at that role for the Rangers this weekend. Gary Pettis is away from the team to attend his son's graduation.

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