• Johnson said Friday that Detwiler is "real close" to throwing off a mound. The manager would like to see Detwiler throw one inning and take four days of rest before throwing again to test the left-hander's injured back.
• The Gulf Coast League Nationals defeated the GCL Pirates, 6-1, in the first game of the league's postseason tournament on Friday. Drew Ward, the team's third-round pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft, drove in three runs.
The GCL Nationals finished the regular season with a 49-9 record (.845), the highest winning percentage by a domestic-based club at any level.
Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.