• After the team's 11-5 victory over the Mets, Williams and his coaching staff discussed the first round of cuts. Before making the announcement, however, the team has to get through a split-squad game on Saturday and observe the health of the players. Several of them have flu-like symptoms.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.