Tuesday, March 6, 2012

LaRoche To Return

Adam LaRoche is expected to play first base this season. (Photo: sbnation.com)
Mark Zuckerman reported a bit of a change to the return of Adam LaRoche.

Last week it was reported that he would be returning to full action tomorrow against the Cardinals. According to the new report, that is no longer the case.

"I think he'll be champing at the bit for tomorrow, but I'm not going to play him tomorrow. Hopefully he'll be ready to go Thursday," said Nationals Manager Davey Johnson in an interview with Zuckerman.

Johnson did go on to say that LaRoche could see a few at bats as a designated hitter, but he will see no action in the field.

The Nationals first baseman has been sidelined this spring due to an injury to his shoulder and ankle. In a workout earlier this year, he suffered a "mild ankle sprain". He is also recovering from a surgical procedure he had done last summer to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.