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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'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.