Nationals will not tender contracts to Olsen, MacDougal
The Nationals decided on Saturday that they will not be tendering 2010 contracts to pitchers Mike MacDougal and Scott Olsen, who were eligible for arbitration.
Both players are coming off injuries. Olsen missed most of the season because of a small tear in his left labrum. He went 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA in 11 games.
MacDougal ended the season as the Nationals closer, saving 20 games with a 3.60 ERA, but needed offseason surgery on his right hip.
The Nationals have until midnight Saturday to tender contracts to outfielder Josh Willingham, catchers Jesus Flores and Wil Nieves and pitchers Jason Bergmann and Sean Burnett.