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
Henry Owens will make his spring-training debut Friday.
While Owens' ERA jumped with his move to Triple-A last season, his K:BB spiked, leaving the Red Sox believing that he could be ready fro a jump to the majors soon. He'll debut this spring but will likely open the year at Triple-A to hone his craft. Should he dominate, the team could potentially bring him up for the second half. Analysis: Howard Bender
Hank Conger is dealing with a sore left wrist.
With the Astros saying that Evan Gattis will not play behind the plate at all this season, Conger steps in as the unequivocal back-up to Jason Castro. He's not really competing with Max Stassi who is seeing time in camp right now. Conger is day-to-day but should be just fine in a few days. Analysis: Howard Bender