Worth noting

• Stolmy Pimentel returned to the mound for a side session on Sunday, two days after landing on the DL with a sprained right ankle.

• Brent Morel was recalled to fill Charlie Morton's roster spot in the short term because he provides insurance for two tenuous infielders: second baseman Neil Walker and third baseman Pedro Alvarez.

"We're optimistic Walker is fully back [from lower-back tightness] but don't know that. And we're still finding ways to [substitute on] defense for Pedro," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We need to have an extra infielder if [we have to make] both of those [moves] the same day."

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