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Yunel Escobar    SS   Washington Nationals
Escobar exited Monday's game against the Braves in the bottom of the fifth inning due to a likely hand injury, MASN Sports' Dan Kolko reports.

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Tanner Roark    P   Washington Nationals
Roark is being considered for Tuesday's start in place of Max Scherzer (thumb) after all, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Anthony Rendon    2B   Washington Nationals
Rendon (knee) was scratched from his rehab game Monday with fatigue, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Anthony Rendon    2B   Washington Nationals
Rendon (knee) will play at both second and third base when he returns from injury, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Casey Janssen    P   Washington Nationals
Janssen (shoulder) threw a live BP session Monday, and is expected to throw a simulated game Thursday following two days of rest, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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A.J. Cole    P   Washington Nationals
Cole will have his next start at Triple-A Syracuse skipped in anticipation of potentially filling in for the injured Max Scherzer, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
Scherzer (thumb) will indeed miss his Tuesday start against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Ryan Zimmerman    3B   Washington Nationals
Zimmerman will bat second in the Nationals' order Monday against the Braves, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Joe Ross    P   Washington Nationals
Ross, 21, has a 3.60 ERA and 24:7 K:BB ratio through 20 innings for Double-A Harrisburg.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
Manager Matt Williams indicated Scherzer (thumb) will likely miss his scheduled start Tuesday against the Braves, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
Scherzer (thumb) will not throw from a mound Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
If Scherzer (thumb) isn't able to throw a bullpen session Sunday, the Nationals may elect to skip his next turn in the rotation, the Washington Post reports. "What we donít want is for him to go out there, even in a side, and adjust his grip or adjust the way he throws in a bullpen or have something else go haywire," manager Matt Williams said.

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Tanner Roark    P   Washington Nationals
Should Max Scherzer's thumb injury cause him to miss his next start, Roark would not be an option to replace him, the Washington Post reports.

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Stephen Strasburg    P   Washington Nationals
Strasburg took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings, striking out six.

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Ryan Zimmerman    3B   Washington Nationals
Zimmerman (foot) sleeps with a special splint to combat his plantar fasciitis every night, the Marlins broadcast reported Saturday.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
Scherzer's thumb is still swollen Saturday, and his typical bullpen session will be delayed at least one day, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

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Yunel Escobar    SS   Washington Nationals
Escobar will bat leadoff Saturday against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Denard Span    OF   Washington Nationals
Span is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Aaron Barrett    P   Washington Nationals
Barrett got the final two outs Friday for the Nationals, allowing one hit and striking out one.

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Ian Desmond    SS   Washington Nationals
Desmond went 1-for-4 on Friday with a double and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

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Bryce Harper    OF   Washington Nationals
Harper went 2-for-2 Friday with two RBI.

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Denard Span    OF   Washington Nationals
Span went 0-for-3 on Friday but drew a walk, scored a run and stole his first base of the season.

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Anthony Rendon    2B   Washington Nationals
Rendon (knee) played five innings at third base for Double-A Harrisburg on Friday, going 1-for-2 with a double down the third base line and handling all his fielding chances without issue, the Washington Post reports. "Everything is good," Rendon said after the game. "Getting back into the swing of things and trying to feel comfortable."

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Jordan Zimmermann    P   Washington Nationals
Zimmermann came away with a no-decision, allowing two runs on six hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out four over six innings of the Nats' 3-2 loss to Miami on Friday night.

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Casey Janssen    P   Washington Nationals
Janssen (shoulder) continues to make good progress in his recovery and threw a bullpen session Friday in Florida.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
Scherzer's thumb was a little swollen Friday but he remains on schedule to make his next start.

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Ryan Zimmerman    3B   Washington Nationals
Zimmerman (foot) is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
Scherzer pitched seven innings, giving up two runs and six hits while striking out four in a loss to the Cardinals.

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Max Scherzer    P   Washington Nationals
Scherzer exited Thursday's game early because he jammed his right hand in his last at-bat, but the injury is not considered serious, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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Ryan Zimmerman    3B   Washington Nationals
Zimmerman has been suffering from a mild case of plantar fasciitis for a few days and may require a day off soon, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Wilson Ramos    C   Washington Nationals
Ramos is not in the lineup Thursday, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

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