• Johnson said that injured pitcher Christian Garcia will need four or five more outings before returning to the Nationals' bullpen. While the right forearm that landed Garcia on the 60-day disabled list is feeling OK, he has recently been dealing with shoulder issues, according to Johnson.
"He had a little fatigue in his shoulder, maybe from sometimes when you've got something else bothering you, you use something else more," Johnson said. "His velocity is still not quite where it was last year."
• General manager Mike Rizzo said that the Nationals will not re-evaluate Dan Haren's spot in the rotation until he is completely healthy.
"Like any other part of the roster, we want to see him at 100 percent," Rizzo said. "I would gauge where we are at from there."
Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.