Worth noting

• Nationals left-hander Matt Purke is getting another opinion on his elbow. He is expected to see the doctor after the Memorial Day weekend. It's not known which doctor he will see. One thing is certain; it's not Dr. James Andrews, according to a baseball source.

Purke is off to a slow start for Double-A Harrisburg, going 1-6 with an 8.04 ERA in eight starts.

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.