Nationals avoided arbitration with SS Ian Desmond by agreeing to a two-year, $17.5 million contract.
Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.
Ian Desmond (hamstring) is in the Nationals' lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with Atlanta.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that Ian Desmond is dealing with some hamstring tightness.
Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 with double, triple, stolen base, two RBI and a run scored in the Nationals' 6-4 win over the Marlins on Sunday.
Ian Desmond had a forgettable evening in Friday’s loss to the Marlins, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in the Nationals' 4-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Ian Desmond belted his 18th home run of the season, powering the Nationals to a 7-2 victory over the Royals.
Ian Desmond (back) went 3-for-5 with a run scored Friday against the Royals.
Ian Desmond (back) returned to the Nationals' lineup Friday.
Ian Desmond is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday because of back stiffness.
Ian Desmond was not scratched from Wednesday's lineup.
Ian Desmond was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Wednesday after his back locked up on him during batting practice.
Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with his 17th home run against the Giants on Wednesday.