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Jose Vidro


Vidro is heading to Double-A Harrisburg to continue his rehab work and could be back with the Nationals by the end of the week.


Vidro will start minor league work on Sunday after missing 3 1/2 weeks because of a left hamstring injury. The Washington Nationals second baseman hopes to make a Double-A start next Tuesday.


Vidro was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring on Tuesday, with the move retroactive to July 18. The Nationals' second baseman has struggled with leg injuries over the past three seasons.


Vidro sat out Washington's win over Florida Saturday with tightness in his left hamstring. The Nationals' second baseman also was on the bench Sunday, though he pinch-hit and delivered a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning of a second straight victory over the Marlins. His status is uncertain for Tuesday, when Washington opens a three-game series in Philadelphia.


Vidro has played three straight exhibition games without a problem with his right knee, which has bothered him for more than two years. Playing three straight and then taking a day off is Washington's plan for Vidro this spring, so he won't play for the Nationals on Tuesday.


Vidro will have an MRI exam on his right knee Wednesday, a day after an evaluation by Dr. John Uribe in Miami. The knee, which began bothering Vidro in 2003, became more problematic last summer. The Washington second baseman batted .275 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs in 87 games.


Vidro expressed his willingness, if not his readiness, to rejoin the starting lineup for the National this weekend as they square off for a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves.


Inflammation in his right knee will limit Vidro's availability in September. Washington manager Frank Robinson says the injury is "pretty serious," and Vidro may be limited to pinch-hitting duty for most of the month.


Still bothered by a right thigh muscle injury, Vidro isn't expected to play for the Washington Nationals until Tuesday. The burning sensation in the thigh has been too significant to play through this weekend. Manager Frank Robinson hopes he's ready to go when the Nationals host the Dodgers in a three-game set that begins on Tuesday.


Vidro was a late scratch from Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins because of a right thigh injury. He was replaced in the Washington lineup by Jamey Carroll.


Vidro has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals after missing the last two months with a partially torn tendon in his left ankle. The second baseman, who suffered the injury on a slide at home plate in a game against the Dodgers, takes the roster spot of demoted infielder Rick Short. Prior to the injury, Vidro was hitting .290 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 28 games this season.


The Washington Nationals continue to be extra cautious with Vidro and don't plan to bring him back until he has fully recovered from a partially torn tendon in his ankle. The second baseman, who has been sidelined since early May, is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Potomac on Thursday. In 28 games this season, he is hitting .290 with four home runs and 15 RBI.


Other than being a bit tired, Vidro reported no problems after taking batting practice, playing catch and running in the outfield with the Nationals on Thursday. Barring any setbacks, the second baseman will be sent on a minor league rehab assignment next week, and if all goes well, he could be back in the Washington lineup as early as next weekend. He has been sidelined since May 4 with a partially torn tendon in his ankle.


Vidro continues to progress well in his recovery from a partially torn tendon in his ankle. The Nationals' second baseman, who has been sidelined for more than a month, recently had the protective boot removed from his foot, and he reportedly took some batting practice over the weekend.


Vidro is still wearing a protective boot on his left foot after suffering a high ankle sprain and torn peroneal tendon against the Dodgers on May 4. But he was seen on the RFK Stadium diamond before Washington's 4-3 win over Oakland Thursday, playing catch with his sons and handling a few flyballs. Vidro says the boot is coming off this weekend, and he should be exercising the ankle soon after that. He still is on course to return after the All-Star break.


Reportedly, Vidro will be sporting a protective boot on his left foot for another three weeks before being re-evaluated. The Nationals' second baseman, who has been sidelined for nearly a month with a partially torn tendon in his ankle, hopes to be cleared to begin rehab at that time. If that is the case, Vidro likely won't be back in the Washington lineup until after the All-Star break.


On Friday the Washington Nationals announced that second baseman Jose Vidro will miss at least three more weeks after an MRI exam on Friday revealed a partially torn tendon in his left ankle. Originally thought to be a sprain, Vidro remains on the 15-day disabled list. Through 28 games this season, Vidro was hitting .290 with four home runs and 15 RBI.

Jamey Caroll and Henry Mateo will continue to split time at second base in Vidro's absence with Caroll getting the majority of starts.


The Washington Nationals have decided to place Vidro on the 15-day disabled list to give him some time to recover from the high left ankle sprain he suffered last Wednesday against the Dodgers while running the bases. The second baseman, who is batting .290 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 28 games this season, will be replaced on the roster by pitcher Tony Armas.

With Vidro sidelined, Jamey Carroll is slated to get the majority of starts at second base for the Nationals. Henry Mateo will serve as his primary backup. The move is retroactive to May 5, so Vidro could be back as early as next weekend.


An MRI on Saturday revealed that Vidro has a high left ankle sprain, an injury that is expected to keep him out of the lineup for at least 1-2 weeks. The Nationals are not expected to place their starting second baseman on the disabled list at this juncture, but he will be re-evaluated on Friday when the team returns home from its current road trip. Vidro originally suffered the injury last Wednesday against the Dodgers while running the bases.

Vidro is hitting .290 on the season, and already has 12 extra-base hits. Reserves Jamey Carroll and Henry Mateo will handle the keystone duties in Vidro's absence.


On Friday, Vidro had X-rays taken of his sore left ankle, and he is scheduled to have an MRI exam on Saturday. The Nationals' second baseman has missed the team's last two games with tenderness in the ankle, and may miss another 3-5 days with the ailment. It's possible that something could be wrong with Vidro's tendon, though team officials are hoping it's just a minor ankle sprain.

Reserve infielders Jamey Carroll and Henry Mateo should see some action in place of Vidro. Neither are very valuable fantasy players should Vidro return to action.


Due to sore left ankle, Vidro was removed from the Nationals' lineup in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The injury, suffered while running the bases, is considered minor, and the second baseman has been listed as day-to-day. He was 1-for-3 with a run scored prior to his departure.

Vidro will be re-evaluated on Thursday, but he is not expected to miss much time. In 28 games this season, he is batting .290 with four home runs and 15 RBI.


Washington managed just five hits in Thursday afternoon's 2-1 loss to Atlanta, but both Nick Johnson and Vidro managed singles to extend their National League-best hitting streaks to 11 games. Vidro went 1-for-4 in Thursday's loss, and he's hitting .378 (14-for-37) with three homers and 11 RBI during his 11-game run.

For the season, Vidro is batting .322 with 11 runs and 14 RBI in 16 games.


The longest active hitting streak in the National League belongs to a pair of Nationals. Both Vidro and first baseman Nick Johnson take nine-game streaks into Washington's home game against Atlanta on Wednesday night.

Vidro is a .400 hitter during his nine-game run. He's also shown impressive power, collecting four doubles and a pair of dingers. In those nine games, Vidro has scored six runs and driven in nine, helping Washington to a 5-4 record.