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Nationals injury updates on Michael Morse, Adam LaRoche, etc.

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson provided updates on several Nationals dealing with injuries Saturday. In quick-hit form:

>>> First baseman Adam LaRoche will run bases fully Monday in a minor league game, a step forward after trainers had barred him from turning bases because of the bone bruise in his left foot. If all goes well, LaRoche could join the Nationals in games in mid-week.

>>> Left fielder Michael Morse is scheduled to try throwing again Monday, his first baseball in over a week since he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his strained lat. Morse last played March 13 as a designated hitter, but he has not played in the field all spring.

>>> Reliever Sean Burnett, who experienced back spasms Wednesday, played catch and will throw a side session tomorrow.

>>> Outfielder Rick Ankiel played the first half of today’s game and remains fine. He had missed time last week with tightness in his left hamstring.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.


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