Worth noting

Josh Reddick has joined the Taylor Hooten Foundation advisory board, which currently includes 15 Major League players who have teamed up to educate young athletes about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.

Jed Lowrie (fractured right index finger) took live batting practice on Thursday for the first time since hitting the disabled list. How his finger responds will dictate his readiness for a rehab assignment this weekend.

Nick Punto, sidelined most of August by a right hamstring strain, is not as close to going out on a rehab stint, as he's still struggling to run at 100 percent.

John Jaso, placed on the seven-day concussion DL on Monday, has yet to resume baseball activity.

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