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The Nationals cut six players from big league camp after Thursday’s win over the Baltimore Orioles. Infielders Brad Eldred and Pete Orr, outfielder Ryan Langerhans and left-hander Gustavo Chacin were reassigned to minor league camp. Catcher Luke Montz and outfielder Roger Bernadina were optioned to Class AAA. The moves leave Washington’s roster at 41. …

Ronnie Belliard will miss “at least three days,” according to Acta, after spraining his left ankle running down the first-base line Wednesday against the Florida Marlins. The veteran second baseman limped around the clubhouse Thursday, and the Nationals aren’t likely to take a chance rushing him back. …

Center fielder Lastings Milledge, who suffered a bruised left knee Wednesday night when he collided with Florida first baseman Gaby Sanchez, is day-to-day. The injury is not considered serious. …

Acta shot down rumors the Nationals were upset that Team USA manager Davey Johnson played Adam Dunn at first base in Wednesday’s World Baseball Classic game against Venezuela.

“I don’t even know where that came from,” Acta said. “I really don’t care. … As long as he helps USA win and gets his at-bats and continues to do what him and [hitting coach Rick] Eckstein were doing down here, go Adam, go USA.”