Anderson (shoulder) played catch before Thursday's game, Paul Casella of MLB.com reports. "He said his shoulder felt really good," manager Brian Snitker said afterward. "So that was a really good thing."

The club will wait to see how the right-hander is feeling Friday before moving on to the next step in his recovery, but given that he's been sidelined since July 11, Anderson may need a brief rehab stint before rejoining the Atlanta rotation.

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