Nationals' injury report

Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young continues to play extended Spring Training games. In fact, he played nine innings on Friday and is close to a rehab assignment, according to acting general manager Mike Rizzo. 

Young will most likely spend 20 days with Triple-A Syracuse. Young has missed the start of the season because of lower back and left hip injuries.

Once Young is in game shape, the Nationals have to decide how Young will fit in with the big club. As of now, there doesn’t appear to be any room for him. Nick Johnson is the starting first baseman, while Adam Dunn remains the backup.               

In other news, right-hander Terrell Young, the team’s Rule 5 pick, continues to rehab his right shoulder and there is no timetable as to when he will pitch in a game.

Once Young is healthy, the Nationals must decide whether to keep him or send him back to the Reds. The Nationals could also acquire his services through a trade.  

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