Scott Olsen has surgery on left shoulder
Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen had surgery on his left shoulder to repair a small labrum tear on Thursday morning.
Dr. Wiemi Douoguih, who performed the surgery, didn’t find any further damage inside the shoulder. The surgery was done at Washington Hospital Center.
Olsen, 25, is out for the rest of the season and hopes to start a throwing program within two months. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
“Olsen’s surgery went well,” acting general manager Mike Rizzo said. “Sometimes you can go in there and find some stuff that is unexpected. This was all expected. It’s as minimal as it can be. It will be six to eight weeks before he could start a throwing program and you take it from there.”
Olsen, who makes $2.8 million, is arbitration eligible. Asked if he could be non-tendered during the offseason,” Rizzo said, “We have a long way to make those decisions.”
Olsen finished the season with a record of 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA.