Worth noting

• According to Williams, Harper had the stitches removed from his left thumb, which was surgically repaired this month. It's not known what the next step is, but Harper is not expected back on the field until after the All-Star break.

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.