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LaRoche out again but feeling "a lot better"

Apr 7, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

CINCINNATI — Though he's being held out of the Nationals' lineup for the second straight day, Adam LaRoche said his injured back is feeling "a lot better" and that he fully expects to play Tuesday when the Nats return home to face the White Sox.

"I would sure hope so," the veteran first baseman said. "I'll just keep doing the same thing. Something's been working."

LaRoche has been dealing with back pain since Wednesday night, when he played all nine innings on a 45-degree night in Washington. The condition worsened after the club arrived in Cincinnati for this weekend series, to the point where he had to come out of Friday night's game in the seventh inning.

After receiving treatment and getting a good night's sleep, LaRoche's condition is noticeably improved today.

"I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up," he said. "At some point in the middle of the night, it finally released. Now it's back to being just sore, instead of locked up to where I couldn't even tie my shoes. Man, that was good. I got out of bed fully expecting to fallRead more ยป

  1. NatsJim - Apr 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Speaking of ailing first basemen, Freddie Freeman to the 15-day DL.

  2. NatsJim - Apr 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Adam's been hitting the ball well, just bad luck on his BABIP so far.

  3. NatsNut - Apr 7, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Hmm. Instant release. Where have I heard that one before? Maybe Tatiana is still around? ;)

  4. peric - Apr 7, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    June 21st and that 34th birthday … sure looks like the older by a month "gluten free" is handling that better.Adam might want to consider changing his diet.

  5. nats guy - Apr 7, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Nats defense and pitching could use a little "instanr release" They both have been pretty damn bad.

  6. natsfan1a - Apr 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Was there a masseuse involved, by any chance, and was she named Tatiana?"At some point in the middle of the night, it finally released"

  7. natsfan1a - Apr 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Sigh. Going to get NatsNut a beverage after reading the comments…



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