A trio of Washington Nationals are currently battling injuries in Viera, with all expected to return to spring training game action in at least the next week. Via Bill Ladson:
Let me clarify: Michael Morse and Adam LaRoche are not expected to play in a Major League exhibition game for at least a week. #Nats #MLB— William Ladson (@washingnats) March 18, 2012
#Nats OF Rick Ankiel [hamstring] is expected to return to action Tuesday against the Mets.— William Ladson (@washingnats) March 18, 2012
A recent MRI revealed that first baseman LaRoche has a cartilage sprain and bone bruise in his left foot, while left fielder Morse has a strained right lat muscle. Morse can swing a bat, but currently is not allowed to thrwo the baseball.
As insurance for possible slow returns from these injuries to LaRoche and Morse, the Nationals signed veteran Xavier Nady on Sunday to a minor-league deal.
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