Originally written on The Nats Blog  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Picimg_mlb_mar_12_3adf
There was some huge, bad news after a nice series win for the Washington Nationals, as Ian Desmond is headed to the 15-day disabled list. Desmond had been nursing an oblique injury, but after an MRI, it became apparent that Desmond had a tear in his oblique, according to manager Davey Johnson in his post-game press conference. With the loss of Desmond, Danny Espinosa will take over at shortstop while Steve Lombardozzi will be the every day second baseman. Davey told Lombardozzi that he could "throw away that outfield glove, put it in the back of your locker." Davey also said that Mark DeRosa's role will be changing. When asked about the call up, he said "I'm thinking Corey Brown if he's healthy." Brown provides a power left-handed bat to the offense. He's hitting .300 with a .944 OPS and an astounding 21 home runs with Triple-A Syracuse this year. Many, including me, have been looking for an excuse to call up Brown in recent weeks, and now the Nats can. Unfortunately, it's for a terrible reason. Desmond's probably one of the toughest losses for the Nationals this season, as he had been the catalyst for the offense all year. DeRosa missed about six weeks with an oblique injury earlier in the season, and the Nats certainly hope that Desmond won't be gone for nearly that long. Luckily for the Nats, they should be getting a mostly healthy Jayson Werth back in the next couple weeks, which will help in some ways. It doesn't seem like there's any replacing Desmond's bat this season, but they will try to do everything they can to keep winning in the mean time.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift, blames media for scrutiny

Report: Cowboys could limit DeMarco Murray's touches

Lakers announce Steve Nash to miss season with back issues

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

Jeremy Kerley on new contract: 'Bentleys for everybody'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

NFL to start airing its own anti-domestic violence PSAs

Ex-Bronco John Boyett punched cabbie, told cops to call Elway

Former NFL QB still feels effects of concussions every day

Robert Klemko given four-week suspension from The MMQB

Michael Vick: Percy Harvin won't be a monster here

NFL teams facing potential must-win scenarios in Week 8

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

WATCH: Peyton screams at fans to 'shut the f- up!'

Father auctioning off infant son's soccer club allegiance

Love thanks T'Wolves fans in essay for not burning his jersey

WATCH: Browns WR 'kicks out' son over favorite player snub

Memorabilia dealer wants Todd Gurley reinstated immediately

Aaron Rodgers gave girlfriend Olivia Munn a 'special ring'?

The 10 college football programs with most to gain in Week 9

Most disappointing potential dynasties of divisional era

WATCH: OHL hockey coach goes off on reporter: ‘F*** you!’

PK Subban as Michael Jackson at Canadiens' Halloween party

Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.