Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Diamondbacks on Monday.
With Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list, the Nationals will need Desmond to be more productive in the power game with Monday's two RBI being his first since May 2. He is now sitting on a .218 average with five homers and 19 RBI through 147 at-bats, but fantasy owners should see his production climb now that he is hitting fifth in the Nationals lineup compared to the seven hole like we saw earlier in the season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr