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And if he doesn’t, there won’t be too many in the Nationals organization complaining that the only player who’s appeared in all but one of their games to this point will be able to get a few days of rest.

“I’m happy about that because, you know, I’m not resting him,” Johnson said. “When I think about resting him, I say, ‘No, I can’t afford to do that.’ So I’m glad he’s going to get some time off.”

“I have plans to go home now, and we’ll see what happens,” Desmond said. “I just have to focus on today, which is most important. Whatever happens with that stuff, we’ll see.”