'Nothing going on' with Adam Dunn's extension
Adam Dunn said Monday that there is "nothing going on" in regards to his potential contract extension, but he remained optimistic about and detached from the process. During the spring, Dunn expressed his desire to not allow the negotiations to linger into the summer.
Still, even as he and the Nationals are seemingly at a momentary standstill two weeks into the year, Dunn still believes a deal could be struck before the end of the season. But it's not on his mind.
"There's always a chance," Dunn said. "It's probably No. 50 on my list of things to worry about right now. I'm not worried about that at all."
Dunn has started the season 7 for 39 (.179) with 13 walks and one home run. He knows he's not hitting as well as he can, and he also knows the looming contract situation is not the reason.
"That's not why I'm not hitting the ball like I'm not supposed to, I promise you," Dunn said. "I don't control that. That's out of my hands. I can only control one thing. I'm not going worry about [stuff] that I can't control."
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Ivan Rodriguez, leading the National League with a .450 batting average and seven doubles, will sit out Wednesday, Manager Jim Riggleman said. The Nationals will play at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, so although Rodriguez asked to play all seven games this week, Riggleman will try to keep Rodriguez fresh.
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The Rockies lineup:
1. Ryan Spilboroughs, LF
2. Dexter Fowler, CF
3. Todd Helton, 1B
4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS
5. Brad Hawpe, RF
6. Melvin Mora, 2B
7. Miguel Olivo, C
8. Ian Stewart, 3B
9. Jorge De La Rose, SP
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Olympic speedskater Apolo Ohno is at Nationals Park tonight to throw out the first pitch.
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