The Nationals expect to have Denard Span back some time this weekend once his 7-day disabled list assignment for a concussion is finished.
The Washington Nationals recalled lefty relief pitcher Xavier Cedeno on Friday afternoon and optioned right-hander Blake Treinen back down to Triple-A Syracuse.
This time last year, Aaron Barrett was one week into the job as closer of the Harrisburg Senators. He was still searching for his first career save at the Double-A level.
NEW YORK — Every young ballplayer dreams about his major-league debut, conjuring up images in his mind how that monumental event will look and feel.