Hairston to play Saturday vs. Padres
Nationals third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. hasn’t been able to play the last three games because of lower back stiffness, however manager Jim Riggleman said that Hairston will be able to start at third base against the Padres on Saturday evening at Petco Park.
Hairston said the back problems occurred when he woke up Tuesday morning. He went to AT&T Park in San Francisco early to get treatment, but his back stiffened up by the middle of the game.
In the fifth inning against the Giants, Hairston was in the batter’s box and in pain while swinging the bat. After walking to load the bases, Hairston left the game and was seen walking gingerly into the clubhouse.