Gio Gonzalez pitched through a stiff back last night, but he expects to make his next start with no issues.
Taylor Jordan could soon be replaced by Ross Ohlendorf in the Nationals' rotation.
The Nationals' starting rotation is expected to be whole again this week.
Nationals left-handed reliever Duke will replace Ross Detwiler on Monday in San Francisco
The Nationals manager aligns his rotation for the final two weeks of spring starting, suggesting Haren will fall ahead of Detwiler in regular season.
Davey Johnson outlined the top of the Nationals' rotation for spring.
Aside from Adam LaRoche, the Nationals' top priority right now, even over plugging the final hole in their bullpen, may be signing starting pitching depth.
The Nationals never needed starting pitching depth last year, but they'll still prepare for attrition in their rotation this winter.
Upon clinching the National League East last night, the Nationals scratched left-hander Gio Gonzalez from his final start of the regular season in order to preserve their No. 1 playoff starter for any potential postseason scenario.
Manager Davey Johnson will respond to the events of this weekend by keeping his rotation precisely the same.