Aug 29, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) hits an RBI-sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

District Daily: LaRoche Gets Treatment for Ailing Back

Good morning DoD readers! Start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily!

LaRoche sits, gets treatment for ailing back

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

LOS ANGELES — Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was given the day off Tuesday because of lower back tightness. Manager Matt Williams didn’t rule out LaRoche having the day off Wednesday afternoon. Including the off-day on Thursday, LaRoche could have three days off.

“We are going to give him today and evaluate tomorrow morning and see how he is,” Williams said. Read full article here.

5 Takeaways From Washington Nationals’ 2014 September Call-Ups

(Harry Floyd, Rant Sports)

The Washington Nationals have announced their September call-ups. The team is bringing both pitchers and hitters to lighten the load of the regulars in the final weeks of the season. The Nationals are in first place in the NL East and will get a chance to heal some of their everyday players before playoff time. Here are five takeaways from the Washington Nationals’ 2014 September call-ups. Read full article here.

Kevin Frandsen on Nationals Manager Matt Williams: ‘Watch Out for the Scowls’

(Chris Lingebach, CBS)

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Over the course of an MLB season, players, managers and coaches alike are bound to develop their own unique dugout routines.

Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr’s routine, for example, varies depending on whether the team’s on a winning streak or has been hot at the plate.

Like anything, sometimes the best historians are those with the closest view. In baseball, that tends to be the bench players, and for the Nationals, that’s Kevin Frandsen. Read full article here.

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