WASHINGTON -- When the Nationals go on the road to play American League teams starting Friday, manager Jim Riggleman will need to decide whom to select as his designated hitter. Riggleman indicated that Matt Stairs most likely will face right-handed pitching.
However, don't be surprised if some of Riggleman's regulars see some time at the DH spot.
"I may pick a day or two to give a position player a rest and let them DH, and have somebody else play their position, whether it's [Jayson] Werth or [Danny] Espinosa, guys who are pretty much playing every day." Riggleman said. "Sometimes, you like to let them be the DH and keep them swinging the bat, but they don't have to take on everything else."