• Washington, on Daniels and the front office acquiring Rios and pitcher Matt Garza: "They did an excellent job. We felt we needed another pitcher and they went out and got us a pitcher. We certainly discussed before the Trade Deadline we'd like to have another bat and what he does is go out and get a bat. Not only a bat, but this guy is a complete player.
"You can't put into words how much we appreciate it. I'm very impressed with what Jon has done in getting Garza and Rios. Now it's up to us to finish it off."
• Reliever Matt West, who had Tommy John surgery on Aug. 22, 2012, and is still on the 40-man roster, is throwing the ball well on a throwing program in Arizona. Farm director Tim Purpura said he could be the latest success story for pitching rehab coordinator Keith Comstock.
• Nefatli Feliz allowed a hit and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in his first rehab assignment for Round Rock on Thursday. He'll pitch one inning on Saturday, take two days off, and pitch two innings on Tuesday.