Nationals hold Desmond out of lineup
The Washington Nationals held shortstop Ian Desmond out of the
lineup Thursday against the Chicago Cubs because of a back
Manager Davey Johnson says the Nationals are taking a cautious
approach after Desmond left Wednesday’s game against Chicago. His
back tightened up during batting practice, but he stayed in until
the fifth inning, when he was replaced by Anthony Rendon as part of
a double switch.
Desmond was batting .273 with 17 homers and 59 RBIs.