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Adams out vs. Blue Jays due to finger injury

First baseman likely will be re-evaluated Monday in Washington
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TORONTO -- Matt Adams was out of the Nationals' lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays, a day after he took a ball off his left index finger during a bunt attempt.

He received an X-ray on his finger, but it "didn't really show much," according to manager Dave Martinez, as the team waits for the swelling to subside. Once it does, Adams is likely to be re-evaluated Monday in Washington.

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TORONTO -- Matt Adams was out of the Nationals' lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays, a day after he took a ball off his left index finger during a bunt attempt.

He received an X-ray on his finger, but it "didn't really show much," according to manager Dave Martinez, as the team waits for the swelling to subside. Once it does, Adams is likely to be re-evaluated Monday in Washington.

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"He's still a bit sore," Martinez said. "He's got a little bruising on the tip of his finger, so we'll see if they can work it out."

Adams had his finger in a splint as he arrived at the ballpark Saturday, but he was able to bend his finger this morning, which signified some progress.

Daniel Murphy started for Adams at first base Saturday, the first time he has played the field since being activated from the disabled list Tuesday. Initially, Martinez said he planned on keeping Murphy as the designated hitter through the weekend, but Adams' injury altered that plan.

Murphy came to Martinez before the start of the series and told him he felt healthy enough to play second base this weekend, and although he had his reservations of playing him in the field, he decided first base would be less strenuous.

"I think it's a lot easier than the middle of the field," Martinez said.

Jamal Collier has covered the Nationals for MLB.com since 2016. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

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