Olsen to pitch Thursday; English out for season
The Nationals have their rotation set until Saturday. The Nationals have decided that left-hander Scott Olsen will come off the disabled list and pitch against the Braves on Thursday. He will replace right-hander J.D. Martin in the rotation. It will be Olsen’s first start since May 21st against the Orioles.
Olsen has missed the last two months of the season because of shoulder tightness. In his last start against Baltimore, Olsen pitched three innings and allowed four runs on six hits.
Olsen has had five rehab starts and allowed nine earned runs in 20 1/3 innings.
After Olsen, right-hander Craig Stammen will pitch against the Phillies on Friday and left-hander Ross Detwiler will pitch the next day.
In other news, left-hander Jesse English, who started this season as one of the relievers on the 25-man roster, is expected to have bone chips removed from his left elbow Wednesday. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.