Worth noting

Worth noting

• Johnson said he wanted to give third baseman Ryan Zimmerman a breather and made him the designated hitter on Friday against the Indians. Chad Tracy received the start at third.

"It's gives Tracy an opportunity to get out there and not just DH and not just think about hitting," Johnson said.

• Reliever Christian Garcia has been dealing with shoulder issues while at Syracuse, according to Johnson. Garcia is going to rest the shoulder and get treatment. Garcia needs to have four or five straight outings on the mound without any problems before he can think about coming back to the Major Leagues, Johnson said.

Garcia started the season on the DL because of forearm problems.

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. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.