Time out to report a few new personnel moves:
1. Chris Michalak is on bereavement leave following the passing of his maternal grandmother on Sunday and will be away for at least three days (still expected to start Wednesday vs. Houston).
2. To fill Hopper's roster slot, IF/OF Norris Hopper, the International League batting leader with .349 (who made his major league debut with a pinch-single against the Pirates yesterday) was called up from Louisville.
3. To make room on the 40-man for Hopper, Mike Burns was DFA'ed.
4. Eddie Guardado has been placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday.
5. Matt Belisle was activated from the DL. He did not allow a run in six rehab appearances for the Bats.
OK, I think that's all of them.