Danny Espinosa and Ivan Rodriguez, two Nationals starters fighting minor injuries, traveled with the team to Lake Buena Vista to play the Braves, but Rodriguez will not play and Espinosa might not, either.


(John McDonnell)

Rodriguez will not play, but he simply wanted to be around the Nationals for the game. He said his left calf, which he strained Tuesday while warming up, is feeling better. He hopes to play tomorrow.

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman remains out with a tweak on the right side of his groin. The earliest he could return is Sunday.