Zimmerman left Friday’s game in the third inning after diving to snag a ground ball. “He dove for that ball, banged himself a little bit,” Williams said. “But he’s good. No worries.”
Span was set to swing a fungo bat Friday, his first swings since abdominal surgery, while Anthony Rendon worked on his lateral movement with ladder drills.
Emmanuel Burriss, Manny Delcarmen, Cutter Dykstra, Kila Ka’aihue, Steven Lerud and Derrick Robinson were reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, leaving 36 players in big-league camp.
Gonzalez allowed only two hits and walked three while pitching five scoreless innings Thursday in Washington’s 8-3 loss to the New York Mets.
Harper is feeling ill, Jayson Werth is progressing in his rehabilitation process and other notes from Viera.
After spending the better part of the past two seasons playing overseas, Ka’aihue signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals in January. He is among a handful of players still competing for a spot on Washington’s bench.
Turner was provisionally traded from the Padres to the Nationals in late November, but won’t be able to join his new team until June because of a rule preventing draft picks from being acquired in their first season.
LaRoche used to tag along with his father, then the White Sox’s bullpen coach, in the late 1980s, and the experiences of his formative years guided him back to Chicago after leaving the Nationals in November.
Scherzer, who signed a $210 million contract in the offseason, will top the rotation instead of Stephen Strasburg, who had received the honor in each of the past three years.
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will miss Sunday’s scheduled spring training start after injuring his left ankle during conditioning work Friday.
Mark Trumbo went 3 for 3 with a double and drove in two runs, leading Archie Bradley and the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 7-5 Saturday.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw needs more dental work after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but still is set to start on opening day.