The Nationals plan to weather their latest and perhaps most devastating injury without looking outside their organization for help. With Jayson Werth out for roughly 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken wrist, General Manager Mike Rizzo will not push to make a trade to replace him.

"With injuries come opportunities," Rizzo said. "We're going to give a handful of guys an opportunity to perform out there and see if they can help themselves in their career path and help the ballclub win some games. We feel comfortable with the guys we have in-house. We're going to give them opportunities to take the job, and for somebody to take the job and run with it."