LaHair, who missed Opening Day, as well as the last four games of the spring, is available as a left-handed pinch hitter off the bench Saturday. One reason he's not starting is that the Washington Nationals have left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the mound.
“Everything went really well [Friday], pretty much a full workout,” manager Dale Sveum said. “If everything goes good like it did yesterday, which it should since he’s feeling great today, he’ll be in the lineup [Sunday].”
After hitting over 50 home runs between Triple-A and winter ball last year, he rallied after a slow start for a .295 batting average this spring, but did not hit a home run in Arizona.