Worth noting

Right-hander Henderson Alvarez, who has been on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, is eligible to return on Thursday and is scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the visiting D-backs. Redmond said no decision has been made yet on how the return of Alvarez will alter the starting rotation.

"That's still a few days down the road, so we've got until then to figure out what we're going to do," Redmond said.

Steve Dorsey is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.