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• The Nationals will recognize manager Davey Johnson during a ceremony before Saturday's game against the Marlins. It will include a video montage highlighting his career accomplishments.

"If it's anything more than five minutes, my back may go out," Johnson said jokingly. "We've got a ballgame to win."

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• The Nationals will recognize manager Davey Johnson during a ceremony before Saturday's game against the Marlins. It will include a video montage highlighting his career accomplishments.

"If it's anything more than five minutes, my back may go out," Johnson said jokingly. "We've got a ballgame to win."

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• A few days after Johnson mentioned that Ian Desmond has been dealing with a hamstring injury, the shortstop was again in the starting lineup on Thursday.

"He hasn't come in and said, 'I need a day off.' And I'm certainly not going to ask him," Johnson said. "I love to watch him play."

In the event that Desmond does miss a game, Johnson said that he would likely start recent callup Zach Walters at shortstop.

Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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