• Gonzalez had his club report to the ballpark later than usual before Friday's game against Cincinnati and didn't have batting practice on the field.
"I think this is the third time we've done this," Gonzalez said. "Especially on the long road trips, bring them in a little later. Everybody's got batting cages inside; just kind of give them a little bit of a breather. I think sometimes we spend a little bit too much time on the field, especially when it's August; if it was April or May, that's a different story."
Despite temperatures nearing 90 degrees and high humidity in Cincinnati, however, Gonzalez said it wasn't much different than back home this time of year.
"It's not like Atlanta's 65 degrees," he said.
• Right-handed reliever Shae Simmons, who is on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder and was shut down after two rehab starts with Triple-A Gwinnett due to continued shoulder discomfort, was getting treatment in Atlanta on Friday. There was no timetable for when he'd start throwing again.
Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.