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. Andrew Simon contributed to this report.
• After five days of rest, Nationals right-hander Doug Fister is expected to start a throwing program. He will start off by throw 60 feet on flat ground. Fister is on the disabled list because of a lat strain.
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