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• Gustavo Nunez, the forgotten Rule 5 pick (from Detroit) who has missed the whole year, Spring Training included, after right ankle surgery, began a rehab assignment Monday in the Gulf Coast League. "We're just happy to finally get him on the field," Hurdle said of the middle infielder.

• In his return outing on Sunday, reliever Juan Cruz raced his fastball up to 94 mph, but Hurdle will be more interested in how his arm handles back-to-back appearances. Being unable to handle that chore is what landed Cruz on the DL, with shoulder inflammation, on July 21.

• Travis Snider, kept out of Monday's lineup by a tight right hamstring, continued to receive treatment, and Hurdle hoped to be able to use him off the bench if a need arose.

• Gustavo Nunez, the forgotten Rule 5 pick (from Detroit) who has missed the whole year, Spring Training included, after right ankle surgery, began a rehab assignment Monday in the Gulf Coast League. "We're just happy to finally get him on the field," Hurdle said of the middle infielder.

• In his return outing on Sunday, reliever Juan Cruz raced his fastball up to 94 mph, but Hurdle will be more interested in how his arm handles back-to-back appearances. Being unable to handle that chore is what landed Cruz on the DL, with shoulder inflammation, on July 21.

• Travis Snider, kept out of Monday's lineup by a tight right hamstring, continued to receive treatment, and Hurdle hoped to be able to use him off the bench if a need arose.