Right-hander Henry Rodriguez continues his path back to the Nationals as he recovers from a finger injury. Today, Rodriguez is expected to make a rehab appearance for the Harrisburg Senators in a relief role.
Outfielder Destin Hood went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a walk in last night's game. It was his first game with Harrisburg in over a month. But for today's early game, Hood has the day off.
The plan with Hood appears to not have him on an everyday schedule as he gets his wrist strengthened and returned to normal. Even on his rehab assignment at short-season Single-A Auburn last week, Hood got a couple of games off to rest his wrist. Expect that to be the schedule for Hood for a little while until the wrist is completely back.
The 25-year old Rodriguez appeared in four games with Triple-A Syracuse, allowing no runs and no hits while recording two saves. He was 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA and nine saves in 24 games with the Nationals.
Update: Rodriguez faced four batters in the eighth and walked one and struck out two. He did not allow a run or a hit. That is now the fifth straight appearance he has not allowed either a run or a hit in minor league play.