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Worth noting

• Second baseman Brian Roberts went 2-for-4 in a rehab outing for Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday night, hitting leadoff for the Tides.

• Steve Johnson (strained left oblique) is progressing slowly.

"[He's] trying to get in shape, " manager Buck Showalter said. "It's been tough. He's battling some things. He's gotten progressively better, but it's a little slower than I hoped. It's been a challenge for him, conditioning, all year because of some of the things that have kept him from it. So I hope he's using that time. We'll see if he is using it."

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for
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