Worth noting

• Johnson said Drew Storen will pitch on the Minor League side on Tuesday. Henry Rodriguez will pitch Wednesday, and Rafael Soriano will throw back-to-back outings on Wednesday and Thursday.

• Because the split-squad date comes so late in camp, the Nationals aren't likely to send many Major Leaguers to Jupiter on Wednesday as most of the veterans stay behind in Viera to face the Braves. Minor League right-hander Taylor Jordan will make the trip to face the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.

• When asked about Sports Illustrated picking the Nationals to win the World Series (ace Stephen Strasburg graces the cover of one of the magazine's regional editions), Johnson said: "I don't care. It's nice. Better than being picked to come in last."

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.