• Emilio Bonifacio, acquired last week in a trade from the Cubs, batted leadoff and played center field for the Braves on Tuesday. It was his first start for Atlanta in either role and he seized the opportunity, going 1-for-4 with a stolen base while making a few impressive running catches in Safeco Field's spacious outfield.
Bonifacio was again in the leadoff spot and moved to left field Wednesday, while B.J. Upton, who entered just 3-for-27 on the road trip, returned to center after getting Tuesday night off against Felix Hernandez.
• Rehabbing reliever Jonny Venters threw 20 fastballs in a bullpen session Tuesday and felt good afterward, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Venters, who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2012, is trying to make his way back from a second Tommy John surgery. There is no current timetable for his return.
Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.