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• Reliever Ramon Troncoso has thrown two bullpen sessions and plans to throw live batting practice on Wednesday as he works his way back from inflammation around the lining of his heart known as pericarditis.

"We'll see how it goes," Troncoso said. "I have a light BP Wednesday, and we'll see after that how it feels. But right now everything is good."

"It's not like it was an arm injury or anything like that," Ventura said. "We are making sure everything is good with him, and if he is like that, I would pitch him again."

Avisail Garcia hit safely in 18 of the last 19 games. He left early in the one game missed after crashing into the right-field wall trying to catch Jeff Baker's homer on Aug. 25 against the Rangers.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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