Worth noting

• After five days of rest, Nationals right-hander Doug Fister is expected to start a throwing program. He will start off by throw 60 feet on flat ground. Fister is on the disabled list because of a lat strain.

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. Andrew Simon contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.