Nats’ Cora OK after bout with food poisoning

Nationals infielder Alex Cora entered Friday’s 4-0 loss to the D-backs as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning. It was his first appearance since Wednesday, when he left the game in the fourth inning against the Phillies.

As it turned out, Cora had a bout with food poisoning after eating “bad oysters,” which caused Cora to have stomach problems.

Cora did not travel with the Nationals to Phoenix after the game, for he was still recovering from his stomach ailment. Cora joined the team right before Thursday’s game started against the D-backs, but was not available to play.

By Friday afternoon, Cora took batting practice and then came in as a pinch hitter against right-hander Josh Collmenter and popped up to second baseman Kelly Johnson.

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