• Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has decided to replace Kristina Akra, who was the sideline reporter for the Nationals. The replacement might not come until Opening Day.
•Catcher Wilson Ramos wanted to play nine innings on Saturday against the Astros, but manager Davey Johnson turned him down. Chris Snyder entered the game in the sixth. Johnson said the catchers will start going nine innings next week.
• The Nationals have released right-handers Francisco Samuel and Randy Consuerga from their Minor League camp.
• The Nats are expected to make their third round of cuts next week.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.