The Nationals have been fortunate in the injury department through spring and thus far this season, but there is Adam LaRoche’s sore back. LaRoche sat out the final two games of the series in Cincinnati after dealing with stiffness and pain. He is, however, in the lineup for Tuesday’s game and manager Davey Johnson is confident he is in the clear.
“He felt better, he actually told me on Sunday he felt better and got the cramp out of there. He came and got treatment yesterday and came and saw me when he got here. I also saw him out hitting earlier.”
Johnson also revealed a minor injury to Rafael Soriano. The Nats closer apparently felt some discomfort after pitching in Cincinnati on Saturday after covering home plate on a wild pitch. The Nats skipper described it as a ‘non-issue.’
Mark talked to Mike Rizzo before Tuesday’s game and received an update on Matt Skole who suffered a microfracture in his left wrist this week. One of the team’s top prospects, Skole is headed to the disabled list after appearing in just two games with Double-A Harrisburg.
Here is what Rizzo told Mark:
Mike Rizzo says #Nats prospect Matt Skole (L wrist) is getting a 2nd opinion, so no timetable yet for his recovery.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) April 9, 2013