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Worth noting

• Freddie Freeman was scheduled to begin a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. Freeman, who has been sidelined since April 6 with a strained right oblique muscle, will serve as a designated hitter on Friday and then play first base on Saturday and Sunday. If all goes well, he will be activated for Monday's series opener against the Rockies at Coors Field.

• Brian McCann was hoping to be cleared to begin catching in an extended Spring Training game this week. But Gonzalez said McCann, who has been dealing with some right wrist discomfort, will likely not get behind the plate before Monday. McCann is going through the final stages of his recovery from offseason right shoulder surgery.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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