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Worth noting

• The Braves will have their first opportunity to test the expanded replay system during Monday afternoon's game against the Phillies in Clearwater. This will be the first of five Grapefruit League games the Braves will play in which Gonzalez will have the option of challenging reviewable plays.

• After struggling with his command in his first few Grapefruit League appearances, Ryan Buchter caught Gonzalez's attention with the perfect inning he completed in Saturday's split-squad game against the Nationals. Buchter, who would likely be best-suited for a specialist role, retired the only two left-handed hitters -- Bryce Harper (strikeout) and Adam LaRoche (groundout) -- he faced.

Ramiro Pena recorded two hits in Sunday's loss to the Mets to improve his batting average to .364 (8-for-22). Coming off of right shoulder surgery, Pena has felt comfortable while swinging from both sides of the plate. But the utility infielder said he is still occasionally reluctant with some of the throws that he makes.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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