Worth noting

• Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has recovered from back tightness and threw a bullpen session on Monday. He will have two days off before throwing live batting practice. Like he has in the past, Clippard will start the Grapefruit League season slowly. He will not pitch until the third or fourth game of the spring.

• Infielder Josh Johnson was scheduled to see a doctor Monday because of wrist soreness. Johnson is a non-roster invitee who has been in the organization for four years.

• The Nationals will play their first Grapefruit League game against the Mets on Friday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Williams said he will "take a little bit of both" when it comes to using the Major and Minor League players on the team.

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.