• Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein coached first base Monday in place of Tony Tarasco, who was excused from the game because of the birth of his child.
• On Monday, the Nationals secured outright waivers on Yunesky Maya, who was designated for assignment Friday. Maya was assigned to Triple-A Syracuse.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashinNats. Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.