Harris battling sore left hip
Nats outfielder crashed into wall during Thursday's game vs. Tigers
VIERA, Fla. -- Nationals outfielder Willie Harris was seen limping in the clubhouse late Friday morning because of a left hip pointer.
Harris hurt the hip Thursday afternoon in the second inning after crashing into the wall while trying to catch a home run ball hit by Tigers infielder Jeff Larish. Harris was down on the ground for about a minute, but he remained in the game and went 0-for-3.
"I feel a little pain in my hip. Other than that, it's not serious. In a couple of days, I'll be fine," Harris said. "I thought I caught the ball. We were communicating in the outfield real well. Lastings Milledge said, 'You got it. You got it.' I couldn't really tell where I was, because I'm running and looking for the ball. He's letting me know where the wall is. He told me exactly when to jump, and I thought I caught the ball."
The injury didn't stop Harris from working out at Space Coast Stadium on Friday. After taking batting practice, Harris put ice on the hip.
Catcher Jesus Flores hasn't played an exhibition game since Saturday because of a sore right elbow. He said the pain is subsiding and hopes to start throwing either Sunday or Monday. Flores said he doesn't know how he hurt the elbow.
"I can't really tell you what happened," he said.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.