Nix said his Achilles felt “the same” today as it has the past couple days, he said, but he thinks he’ll play tomorrow. “I won’t let it go too long,” he said.

Hitting does not bother Nix, and in American League stadiums, the Nationals could rest Nix but also get his bat in the lineup as a designated hitter. But, “I’m not planning on that,” Nix said. Manager Jim Riggleman also said he’ll want to get Matt Stairs in the lineup as the DH against right-handed starters, and he was not planning on using Nix as a DH.