• Gonzalez indicated nothing should be read into the Braves' decision to have none of their starting pitchers throw a bullpen session Wednesday, an off-day for the team. Gonzalez said the day free of throwing is in no way an indication Tim Hudson or Kris Medlen is in line to be the starting pitcher against the Phillies on Opening Day.
• Paul Maholm didn't particularly distinguish himself against a modest Yankees batting order Tuesday night despite pitching 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Making his third start, the second against the Yankees, Maholm allowed four walks and three hits. He struck out two. But he hardly was economical, throwing only 45 strikes among his 81 pitches.
"He had a tough time with his command," Gonzalez said. "But he battled, and he got his pitch count up."
• Jordan Schafer, batting leadoff with Simmons playing in the World Baseball Classic, doubled and scored in the first inning of the Braves' 2-0 victory against the Yankees on Tuesday. He walked in his second plate appearance, leading off the third, and stole second base. He also walked in the seventh after the Braves had scored their second run, on a balk.
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.