Today’s District Daily features stories on Daniel Murphy‘s seamless transition to the Washington Nationals and an update on Ben Revere‘s strained oblique.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
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In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Terence Moore discusses the seamless transition Daniel Murphy has made to the Nationals during Spring Training and the regular season’s first three games.
As Moore writes, not only has Murphy played well during his brief tenure with the Nationals, but he has also fully adapted to the team that signed him to a 3-year, $37.5 million deal during the offseason.
Here’s what Murphy had to say about his transition to the Nationals, via Moore’s article.
"“The easiest way to look at it is to say that this is the opportunity that God blessed my family with, so this is where we’re supposed to be,” said Murphy. “I’m very excited about the group of men in here, and they’ve welcomed me with open arms. So the transition has been fairly seamless.”"
Also in today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s James Wagner discusses Ben Revere‘s strained oblique. As Wagner writes, Revere is feeling better but still has a long way to go in his recovery. While he could be back in the lineup within a few weeks, Revere doesn’t want to rush back from the injury and risk any further aggravation to the oblique.
As Wagner notes in his article, perhaps it’s fortunate for Revere that he suffered this injury now rather than later in the season, when the Nationals might be fighting for a spot in the postseason. Hopefully for the Nationals, Revere will recover sooner rather than later and he’ll stay healthy for the rest of the season.
Here’s what Revere had to say about not wanting to rush back from the injury, via Wagner’s article:
"“You don’t want to keep aggravating it so you’d lose more time, lose more games, and it’s something I don’t want to do,” Revere said. “Because the more games we play, the more I’ll be aggravated and upset because I won’t be out there trying to help my team win. But for now, I’m just going to put it in God’s hands, hopefully this healing process goes quickly and I’ll be out there on the field.”"
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Murphy making seamless transition to Nats
It didn’t take long for Daniel Murphy to establish himself as a certified member of the Nationals after he went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two walks and a run scored during their 4-3 victory in 10 innings on the road over the Braves on Opening Day.
Still, every millisecond now, Murphy thinks about those six times next month when the Nationals will face his old team.
Oh, I’m sorry. Murphy doesn’t have New York on his mind? Read full article here.
Ben Revere says oblique strain is ‘better’ but is letting healing process happen
All the Nationals were introduced before Thursday’s home opener, jogging out from the dugout to form a line along the first base line. When it was Ben Revere’s turn, he moved gingerly on the red carpet and through the receiving line of teammates.
Earlier in the day, Revere underwent an MRI exam on his strained right oblique. The outfielder didn’t know the results yet after Thursday’s game, but he is undergoing medical treatment and is shut down from activity until he meets with doctors. Players normally miss three to four weeks with oblique strains — but that varies with the severity. Read full article here.