Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche said Sunday that he is hoping to play his first spring game against the Cardinals on Wednesday at Space Coast Stadium.
LaRoche, who has been bothered by left shoulder and ankle injuries this spring, was able to take batting practice and participate in throwing drills on Saturday. LaRoche missed most of last season because of rotator cuff and labrum tears in his left shoulder. The ankle, which he hurt running the bases last week, continues to get better.
LaRoche played in just 43 games for the Nationals last season, batting .172 with three home runs and 15 runs batted in.
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