Worth noting

• After five days of resting his strained lat, Nationals right-hander Doug Fister has yet to throw on flat ground. Fister is expected to miss a month of action because of the injury.

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.