Is it time for the Nats to make a trade before Opening Day? Manager Matt Williams believes the answer is no because he expects third baseman Rendon and second baseman Yunel Escobar to be ready for Opening Day.
In fact, Escobar is set to play his first game of the spring on Monday against the Yankees. Williams doesn't know if Werth will be ready for Opening Day, but Williams is not counting him out. Werth could play in a Minor League game -- swinging the bat and hitting -- by Wednesday.
"With the exception of Denard, [the injuries] are nagging stuff," Williams said. " ... We have a couple of weeks left. I don't think we are in need of [a move]. I think the guys will be ready to go. If not on Opening Day, shortly thereafter."