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• Catcher Ryan Hanigan, who has been out since Saturday with a sore left oblique, is ready to return to action. Hanigan has been hitting in batting practice and catching bullpens.

"He's improving," Baker said. "He's going to play Friday. He'll catch a few innings."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.
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