Belliard dealing with sore left leg

Belliard dealing with sore left leg

BALTIMORE -- Before Saturday's game against the Orioles, Nationals infielder Ronnie Belliard had a rap on his sore left leg.

Belliard took ground balls recently and started to feel discomfort in the leg, but Washington manager Manny Acta said Belliard was available to play against Baltimore.

Belliard last played on Thursday against the Mets. He had one at-bat and walked. For the season, Belliard is hitting .194 with two home runs and nine RBIs.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.