The Nationals may have won the Battle of the Beltway, but they also may have lost catcher Ivan Rodriguez for an extended period of time after he aggravated a lower back injury prior to the rubber match of the series Sunday. Ben Goessling of MASN is reporting Rodriguez will not be with the team as they embark on a 10-game road trip.
Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez did not make the team's road trip to San Francisco on Sunday night after aggravating a lower back injury on Saturday. He is expected to miss the entire 10-game road trip, which means there's a good chance he'll go on the disabled list so the Nationals can get another catcher to back up Wil Nieves.
The veteran Rodriguez had been a pleasant surprise for the Nationals, hitting .325 this year, which is second on the team.