Stammen has MRI on right elbow

Nationals right-hander Craig Stammen had an MRI on Thursday to determine the seriousness of his right elbow injury. He hopes to get the results on Friday.

Stammen said via phone that he has had elbow soreness throughout the 2009 season, but that didn’t stop him from making 19 starts and wining four games.

“It has been going on the whole season. It was something I was able to pitch through. It wasn’t bad to where I couldn’t pitch,” Stammen said about the elbow. “When it was time for me to get the ball, I was going to take it, no matter what was going on.

“They have to tear me away from the mound. They did this week by not letting me pitch tomorrow. I could still pitch tomorrow.”

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