Hampered by a mild ankle sprain, Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is taking things easy for a few days but expects to play Sunday against the Astros.
MLB is expected to announce that 10 teams will make the postseason beginning this year, and the Nationals may benefit more than anyone else from this change.
According to Foxsports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the MLB plans to expand its playoffs starting this postseason. The new system would see an expansion from eight to ten teams.
Will Michael Morse be in "Beast Mode" again this season for the Nationals?
The Nationals' No. 3 starter only two years ago, Craig Stammen now figures to bounce between the majors and minors and the rotation and bullpen this season.