Worth noting

• Manager Matt Williams said the Nationals will not have an intrasquad game before the exhibition season starts. He will name his starting pitcher for Friday's contest against the Mets after Tuesday's workout.

• Right-hander Tyler Clippard is scheduled to have a bullpen session on Monday. He hasn't been able to throw much because of tightness in his back.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.