VIERA, Fla. - First baseman Adam LaRoche, who still hasn't played the field because of soreness in his shoulder, is throwing more aggressively, manager Jim Riggleman said. He should make his debut at first base tomorrow.
"We're going to give it one more day to let the trainers work on it, have him do some long toss and let him make the call," Riggleman said. "Tomorrow or the next day, I think he'll play first base."
LaRoche has never experienced soreness in his shoulder during spring training before, he said last week. He has not had a MRI on his shoulder, and the Nationals aren't worried it's anything worse than some tightness as he gets into early season workouts.
"He may come in here and say, 'I'd like to play today,'" Riggleman said. "But we made the lineup up and tentatively have him in there tomorrow. We'll see what he says."