Worth noting

The Nationals optioned reliever Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday to make room for left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who returned from the disabled list. Cedeno pitched one scoreless inning against the Cardinals in his most recent stint in the Major Leagues and has allowed no runs on two hits over 2 1/3 innings for the Nationals this season.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.