In the wake of announcing that Rick Ankiel, among others, would start the season on the disabled list, Nationals manager Davey Johnson suggested that Roger Bernadina would start the season in center field. If what happened in Monday's spring training game against the Red Sox turns out to be serious, Johnson might want to move down the depth chart a little further.
Wow, the #Nats can't catch an injury break. Roger Bernadina running to 2B on an errant pick off throw. He's hurt. coming out of the game.— Amanda Comak (@acomak) April 2, 2012
Sounds like the pickoff throw from #redsox pitcher Aaron Cook hit Bernadina in the leg.— Amanda Comak (@acomak) April 2, 2012
You can follow along with this afternoon's game here. Brett Carroll has come in to pinch-run and play center field in Bernadina's place.
UPDATE: From the horse's mouth:
Roger Bernadina left today's game with a right knee contusion. He is day-to-day.#Nationals— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) April 2, 2012