If he feels better, the center fielder is expected back in the Nationals lineup as soon as Saturday.
After the center fielder had soreness around where he had core muscle surgery on the left side of his abdomen, the Nationals are being cautious.
With the bullpen needing reinforcements and Reed Johnson injured Tuesday, the Nationals made moves to stabilize their roster.
The veteran bench presence felt a pop in his foot Tuesday night, and will likely have to miss time.
The Nationals projected starting outfield will play today for the first time all season, as their center fielder returns from the disabled list.
The center fielder is scheduled to play at least two more rehab games in his return from core muscle surgery.
The Nationals left fielder is available for today's game against the Red Sox.
The Nationals rookie center fielder is quietly establishing himself as a reliable offensive presence.
Despite playing in the National League East since 2012, the veteran pinch-hit specialist will face the Phillies ace for the first time in three years.
He went 0 for 2 with a walk and played seven innings in left field.