May 17, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS — Adam Dunn has been scratched from the Nationals’ lineup, still suffering from flu-like symptoms that sidelined him in Denver over the weekend.
“I’m fine,” he said. “I’m just really weak.”
Manager Jim Riggleman said he may use Dunn as a pinch-hitter. The slugger came up to bat in the ninth inning yesterday and made the final out of a 2-1 loss to the Rockies.
Adam Kennedy is now starting at first base and batting sixth. Josh Willingham and Ivan Rodriguez have each been bumped up a spot and now will bat fourth and fifth, respectively. Cristian Guzman will move from shortstop to second base, and Ian Desmond will now start at shortstop.
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