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LaRoche unlikely to play Sunday

Mar 2, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT

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Adam LaRoche is dealing with a mild ankle sprain and a surgically repaired shoulder.

VIERA, Fla. — Though Adam LaRoche expressed a desire to make his game debut Sunday, it looks like the Nationals are going to take a more cautious approach with their veteran first baseman.

Manager Davey Johnson said this morning LaRoche probably won't play over the weekend, "unless somehow, miraculously, he'd be 100 percent."

LaRoche has been dealing with a mild ankle sprain since Tuesday, though he's been participating in some workouts since then and expressed confidence yesterday he'd be ready to go for Sunday's Grapefruit League home opener against the Astros.

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  1. MicheleS - Mar 2, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Like I said yesterday.. Bubble Wrap…

  2. Kirbs - Mar 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Line drives off bubble wrap would be a sight!

  3. Les in NC - Mar 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    We (upper Nats management), hopefully, are prepping the contingency plans……

  4. Water23 - Mar 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    So this is a bummer but at least we passed on Grady Sizemore. And I was one who said give him a shot but he does seem to be chronically injured.

  5. Anonymous - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Red Flag Alert … Morse, get your first baseman's glove out and take grounders … forget left field

  6. natsfan1a - Mar 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Dang.

  7. Manassas Nats Fan - Mar 2, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    The chances of Harper making the 25 that come North is much greater if LaRoche keeps getting nicked up.

  8. Another_Sam - Mar 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    I'm sure you're all thinking and posting this — the front office was wiser than the we gave them credit for; there was an obvious plan all along. Morse back to 1st where he belongs, and Harper, Werth, and Bernadina in the outfield. Here we go. Again. At this time of the year — If a player says antyhing other than "I'm in the best shape I've ever been in, ready for my best year ever" it means . . .

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