Worth noting

Andrew McCutchen (avulsion rib fracture) continued to dial up his workouts, running the bases "close to 100 percent, letting it go," according to Hurdle.

The manager declined to speculate on McCutchen being able to return when he becomes eligible to come off the DL, on Tuesday.

"It wouldn't be fair to him. He's done a great job -- the staff has done a good job with him. We're really optimistic," Hurdle said. "And [McCutchen] has given is a very honest self-evaluation every day."

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