Olsen going to Syracuse
Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen, on the disabled list because of a sore left shoulder, pitched his first rehab game on Tuesday for Class-A Potomac, lasting three innings without giving up a run. Olsen also struck out four batters.
Manager Acta said Olsen will have a bullpen session on Thursday and then pitch for Triple-A Syracuse. He will probably throw 55 to 60 pitches in that game.
Right-hander Kip Wells, on the DL because of a right adductor strain, pitched one shutout inning for Potomac on Tuedsay.