MLB.com Columnist

Bill Ladson

Worth noting

• Outfielder Steven Souza Jr. said his left shoulder felt much improved on Tuesday after hitting in the cage. On Monday, he experienced some discomfort after taking front toss and opted to push back his first live batting practice on the field, which he now is planning for Wednesday.

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