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Worth noting

• According to manager Davey Johnson, Adam LaRoche has been dealing with back tightness, but he still started against the Reds on Friday night and went 0-for-3.

LaRoche started having back issues on Wednesday, when the Nationals were dealing with cold weather at Nationals Park. LaRoche is off to a slow start, going 0-for-13 so far this year.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats.
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