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Nationals clear Adam LaRoche for rehab assignment

May 22, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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Out since May 9 with a strained quadriceps, Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Single-A.

Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports that if all goes well LaRoche will then move to Double-A for another rehab game Friday. And then, presumably, he’d be ready to come off the disabled list.

LaRoche was off to a great start before the injury, hitting .319 with five homers and a .925 OPS in 32 games following a disappointing 2013 campaign. Washington has used Tyler Moore as the primary first baseman in LaRoche’s absence, but he’s hitting just .217 with a .682 OPS.

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