• Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez (shoulder inflammation) on Wednesday against the Astros will make his first start since May 17. Williams said Gonzalez threw a bullpen session on Monday without any discomfort.
• Pitcher Bryan Harper, Bryce's brother, has been promoted to Double-A Harrisburg from Class A Advanced Potomac, where he went 1-0 with a 2.59 ERA over 31 1/3 innings this season.
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