WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- With Adam LaRoche now on the disabled list, five of the Nationals' eight everyday starters have spent at least part of the season sidelined with injuries. So what do these guys do while they're getting healthy?
In Wednesday's Inside Pitch, our Holden Kushner catches up with some of the former wounded to find out.
LaRoche joins Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman who have been on the DL since April but manager Matt Williams has a message for his team.
"Ain't nobody going to feel sorry for us. We're going to play," said Williams.
With Wilson Ramos, starting center fielder Denard Span, and utility man Scott Hairston there are so many joining the walking wounded.
"It is the most boring thing ever to sit there on the bench during the game knowing that you're not going to get in. A lot of people say baseball is boring to watch but when you're on the DL, it's even more boring," shared Span.
Scott Hairston has perfected the art of passing time on the disabled list. "I like to sit on the right side of the bench first, talk to the guys and make my way over to the left side of the bench," said Hairston.
He continued, "So yeah, I'm just all over the place. Sometimes I'll come in and get a coffee and talk to the guys that are here, the trainers."
Spending time on the DL sounds miserable. The walking wounded can't get back fast enough.
The good news is the Nats are starting to get some of these guys back. Span, Hairston, Fister and Ramos are all back on the field, but there's still no date set for when Harper or Zimmerman could return.