Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond (6) is held back from St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game, Monday, March 21, 2011 in Jupiter, Fla. Desmond was hit on a pitch by Cardinals pitcher Miguel Batista. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Photo by: Carlos Osorio

Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond (6) is held back from St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game, Monday, March 21, 2011 in Jupiter, Fla. Desmond was hit on a pitch by Cardinals pitcher Miguel Batista. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)