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Worth noting

• Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who left Sunday's game against the Braves in the seventh inning after tweaking his right ankle running out a grounder in the third, was back in the lineup for Monday's series opener with the Cubs.

Stanton said the ankle felt fine Monday. Redmond said Stanton's removal from Sunday's game was precautionary.

"He said he's fine and good to go," Redmond said. "We got him out of there for the last couple innings [Sunday] and I figured it was more precautionary. He's fine."

• Outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was out of the starting lineup on Sunday with a sore calf, was back in the lineup Monday and said the calf was feeling fine.

"It just tightened up a little bit [Sunday]," Ruggiano said. "It was a dehydration-type cramp. It's fine. ... It's just one of those things where it just got tight one day and today it's almost completely better."

Logan Morrison fouled a pitch off his left knee in Saturday's game. After a day off Sunday, he said the knee felt fine Monday.

"The knee feels great," Morrison said. "It was a little sore [Sunday] but I'm good to go."

Morrison was not in the starting lineup Monday since left-hander Travis Wood was starting for the Cubs.

• Beinfest said Monday that the club would be calling up four players from Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday, but the names had not yet been released.

He did hint, however, that the club is in need of some pitching.

"We could use some pitching," Beinfest said. "Some guys start getting tired [at this point in the season]."

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @MannyBal9.
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