Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Nats Getting a Little Banged Up as Opening Day Approaches

I guess if players are going to get injured best to get it done and out of the way. Just not too many players that the core of the team is not there.

From the Post:

At this point, the injuries the Washington Nationals have accumulated since last season are head-shakingly absurd.

As Washington played the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday afternoon, third baseman Anthony Rendon was visiting James Andrews, a noted orthopedic surgeon whose name frightens fan bases, for a second opinion on his still-sore left knee. Back in Viera, Casey Janssen, the veteran reliever the Nationals added in the offseason, was getting treatment for right rotator cuff tendinitis that was revealed in an MRI exam Sunday and will likely keep him out on opening day.

So when closer Drew Storen signaled to the Nationals’ dugout for Manager Matt Williams and an athletic trainer in the sixth inning, the hearts of Nats fans sank even further. Storen left the game with only a popped blister on his big right toe and isn’t expected to miss much time, but the list of the Nationals’ walking wounded this spring has grown more than it has shrunk.

The team will likely take the field at Nationals Park on Monday with a lineup that doesn’t include its top three hitters — Rendon, Denard Span (core muscle surgery) and Jayson Werth (shoulder surgery) — in addition to a bench that doesn’t include fourth outfielder Nate McLouth (shoulder surgery) and a bullpen without setup man Janssen.

Here's hoping to swift healing to all the injured players. And this Peanuts strip is so on point.

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