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Worth noting

• Astros outfielder Adron Chambers continues to be slowed down by a hamstring strain, and Porter plans to take it easy with him.

• Right-hander Jorge De Leon, who's recovering from a quad strain, faced live hitters Thursday and said he felt better. He said he even threw a couple of split-fingered fastballs with good results.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.
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