Worth noting

• The Braves optioned left-handed reliever Ian Thomas to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Simmons on their 25-man roster. Gwinnett right-handed reliever Wirfin Obispo was designated for assignment to clear a space on the 40-man roster for Simmons.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.