PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The Nationals’ lineup, which was already missing Ryan Zimmerman and Ivan Rodriguez from its original configuration, has lost another player tonight: Michael Morse was scratched from the game, and Laynce Nix is in left field.
Morse seemed fine before the game, and the move wasn’t announced until Nix trotted out to left field in Morse’s place in the bottom of the first. Once I find out more, I’ll update this blog post.
UPDATE AT 7:43 P.M.: Morse was feeling “under the weather” before first pitch, according to a Nationals spokesman, and was scratched because of it. But it has nothing to do with an injury, and he should be fine.