Jerry Hairston, Jr. To Come Off Disabled List When Nationals Head To Houston

Jerry Hairston, Jr., out for three weeks with a fractured wrist, will rejoin the Nationals on Monday for Washington's series with the Houston Astros.

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Jerry Hairston, Jr. To Come Off Disabled List When Nationals Head To Houston

Jerry Hairston, Jr. has recovered from a slight fracture in his wrist suffered three weeks ago, and is ready to join his Washington teammates in Houston for their upcoming series with the Astros. Via Nats Insider:

Injured utilityman Jerry Hairston will join the Nationals in Houston tonight and be activated off the 15-day disabled list in time for tomorrow's series opener against the Astros, according to a club source.

Hairston hasn't played since June 29 in Anaheim, when he took a fastball from the Angels' Dan Haren off his right wrist, suffering a slight fracture in the process. The 35-year-old hoped to play through the injury, but it was severe enough to require a stint on the DL.

Before the injury, Hairston was serving a valuable utility role, already playing four positions for Washington. For the year, he is hitting .260 with two home runs and 17 runs batted in.

Hairston spent the last two evenings at Washington's Double-A affiliate Harrisburg, getting one hit in six at bats. In order to place Hairston on the active roster, the Nationals will need to make a corresponding personnel move, most likely after their game today with the Atlanta Braves.

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Jerry Hairston Injury Sends Him To Disabled List, Rick Ankiel Recalled

Jerry Hairston's injury will indeed send the Washington Nationals' utility infielder to the disabled list, and the Nationals will replace his spot on the roster by recalling Rick Ankiel, the team announced. It was a tidy little arrangement that allows the Nationals to keep all their current players on the active roster.

Hairston injured his wrist in Wednesday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks. Originally brought in to be a utility infielder, Hairston has started much of the year due to Ryan Zimmerman's injury.

Ankiel, meanwhile, has missed the last two weeks with a wrist injury of his own. He had been the Nationals' starting center fielder, but in his absence, Roger Bernadina seized the position. It remains to be seen how Ankiel will end up bein used in the coming months. The Nationals could certainly use an upgrade to the position.

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Jerry Hairston Injury To Sideline Nationals' Second Baseman For 2-4 Weeks

Jerry Hairston Jr., who has filled in for injured players on several different occasions this season for the Washington Nationals, is now injured himself. Hairston will miss 2-4 weeks with a fractured right wrist injury, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.

The injury occurred in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Hairston was hit by a pitch in the wrist and was forced to leave the game. The injury didn't appear serious initially, but he should still miss some time. The Nationals had to shuffle a lot of pieces around to compensate, with Michael Morse moving to left field, Alex Cora shifting to play first base and Ian Desmond being forced to check in to play shortstop

Hairston has played mostly at third base this season due to the injury of Ryan Zimmerman. He is hitting .260 with two home runs and 17 RBIs this season.

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