Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos took his first swings Friday since breaking a bone in his left hand on Opening Day.
The Nationals expect to have Denard Span back some time this weekend once his 7-day disabled list assignment is up.
The Nationals recalled lefty relief pitcher Xavier Cedeno on Friday afternoon and optioned right-hander Blake Treinen back down to Triple-A Syracuse.
After last night's debacle, the Nationals need Gio Gonzalez and Co. to come up big against the Cardinals. Get live updates on Nats Insider!