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• Black said his announcement on Tuesday's starter vs. Milwaukee will come on Sunday. He said he has a clear idea on who will likely start, but he still has a few decisions to make. He will inform the pitcher before making an official announcement.

• Though his .232 average is his worst since hitting .222 in his rookie season, Headley has strung together some solid at-bats over his last 11 games, batting .333 (13-for-39) with six runs, six doubles, a homer and six RBIs in that span. Headley is batting .288 this month with an on-base percentage of .397.

Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for
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