Worth noting

• Starter Doug Fister will pitch three innings against the Marlins on Saturday afternoon. The last time he pitched in a Grapefruit League game was March 2. The right-hander has missed more than two weeks of Major League action due to elbow inflammation.

• Reliever Ryan Mattheus is expected to pitch in his first Spring Training game Thursday. He has missed most of the spring with chest inflammation.

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.