Matt Williams expects Doug Fister to make another appearance in Florida before beginning a rehab assignment. He will likely return in 20 days.
Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ lineup after missing the previous night due to a sore left quadriceps muscle.
Coming off a series win over the Marlins, the Nationals now return home for an 11-game homestand beginning with four against the defending NL champion Cardinals.
Here is our first installment of MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney.