• Shortstop Ian Desmond hasn't played since Tuesday due to a cold and a cut on his finger, but he is scheduled to return to the lineup on Sunday. Desmond went through batting practice and made some throws on Friday, and Williams said the finger has "healed up nicely."
• Williams said that outfielder Bryce Harper isn't completely over a cold that has bothered him this week, but the ailment didn't prevent him from starting in left field on Saturday.
• Sunday's split-squad home game against the Tigers at Space Coast Stadium is the second this spring in which the Nationals will be able to test baseball's new instant replay system. Williams and his full Major League staff will stay for that game, while Triple-A Syracuse manager Billy Gardner will lead the contingent headed to Kissimmee, Fla., to take on the Astros.
• The Nats are planning their next round of cuts for Monday morning, the day after going through their final split-squad day of the spring.
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