Strasburg returned to the mound after missing his previous start, Bryce Harper slipped on the warning track, Nate McLouth will likely not be ready by Opening Day and other notes from Saturday.
Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Capitals on Saturday.
Max Scherzer, who had previously been announced as the Opening Day starter, will be followed in the rotation by Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.
After leaving Friday’s game in the third inning with what he described as upper back soreness, Zimmerman said he does not expect to take more than a couple days off to rest.
Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards held off the Charlotte Hornets, 110-107, on Friday night.
Granted, NFL teams weren’t knocking down Colt McCoy’s door for his services, but the fact is that right now, of the three, the only one we really know if general manager Scot McCloughan really likes or not is McCoy.
“If something gets done before [Opening Day], which is probably pretty rare right now, then it gets done,” Zimmermann said. “But it’s not looking good.”
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.
Span was set to swing a fungo bat Friday, his first swings since abdominal surgery, while Anthony Rendon worked on his lateral movement with ladder drills.
The Wizards signed Bynum to a 10-day contract on Friday. They waived Toure’ Murry to open a roster spot for Bynum.
Emmanuel Burriss, Manny Delcarmen, Cutter Dykstra, Kila Ka’aihue, Steven Lerud and Derrick Robinson were reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, leaving 36 players in big-league camp.
Gonzalez allowed only two hits and walked three while pitching five scoreless innings Thursday in Washington’s 8-3 loss to the New York Mets.