CHICAGO | The Nationals have a pair of projected regulars rehabbing at Double-A Harrisburg in Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel. With both expected to return within the next week or so, Washington some roster decisions lying ahead.
Morse will be the Nationals' everyday left fielder this season, though he'll surely slide back to first base at times in place of Adam LaRoche when a tough lefty is on the mound. Meanwhile, Ankiel is being looked at as the stopgap in center field while Bryce Harper ripens in Triple-A. Harper is 4 for 11 with a double and walk in the early going for Syracuse.
To make room for the veterans, the Nationals are going to have pare down a bench that currently features just one natural outfielder in Brett Carroll, though Steve Lombardozzi is a utility-type that finished up Saturday's game in left. Lombardozzi played all 442 of his minor-league games as an infielder. Utility player Mark DeRosa started the first two games in left.
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