Denard Span (concussion) went 1-for-2 with a walk in a minor league rehab game with Low-A Hagerstown on Friday.
Assuming he feels well enough afterwards, he'll be activated from the disabled list and is expected to rejoin the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday. The 30-year-old got off to a slow start with the bat, slashing .222/.300/.361 with four RBI in his first 10 games.
Michael Morse (hamstring) is not in the Giants starting lineup on Friday.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that he's dealing with minor hamstring tightness. He's expected to return to the Giants lineup on Saturday.
Jordy Mercer was removed from Friday's game against the Brewers in the fourth inning due to an ankle injury.
Mercer sustained the injury earlier in the game when he was spiked while trying to turn a double play at second base. No word yet on the extent of the injury or how much time he may miss. Clint Barmes replaced him at shortstop.
The Blue Jays are expected to recall Juan Francisco from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
With Adam Lind likely heading for a stint on the disabled list, Francisco was pulled from Friday's minor league game and is likely heading to join the Blue Jays. It's unclear how much playing time he'll see, but is certainly worth a look in AL-only formats for his dual eligibility and power potential.
Jason Barlett announced his retirement from professional baseball on Friday.
The club has reportedly asked him to reconsider, but the veteran infielder is expected to file his paperwork with the league. He appeared in just three games before hitting the disabled list with an ankle injury, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.