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“[DeRosa] said, ‘Hey, you’re rushing a little bit, you’re flying open,’ ” Gonzalez said. “After that I settled in, stayed back, kept my shoulders in and just felt like I was more on top of the ball. … I’m glad that I settled down and stopped the bleeding immediately.”

Gonzalez will make one more start this spring, in Jupiter on Sunday. Ultimately, five of his seven spring starts will come at Roger Dean Stadium.

Injury updates

• LaRoche played in a minor league game Tuesday and was allowed to run the bases. The Nationals are hoping he’ll be cleared to return to major league games by Thursday.

• Storen began a throwing program Tuesday, starting the process of rebuilding his arm after missing most of the spring with inflammation in his elbow joint as well as strep throat.

• Morse is scheduled to begin throwing Wednesday for the first time in two weeks.