Soriano has made five of the eight spring appearances he’d told Johnson he’d like to have to feel ready for the season. He will pitch on back-to-back days next week. In his last appearance, Soriano allowed four runs on five hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
“He threw great last time out and got racked,” Johnson said. “But he’ll be fine. He knows what he needs to do.”
Around the horn
Cole Kimball hasn’t pitched in a game in more than a week, but Johnson said the team has found no issue with the right-hander. He had tests done to discern if there was a problem in his upper back, but the training staff found only some muscle tightness. … The Nationals announced that Medal of Honor recipient and former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will throw out the first pitch Opening Day. Theodore Roosevelt’s great-great-grandson, Winthrop, will make the ‘play ball’ announcement.
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