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Flores has setback with shoulder

Nationals catcher Jesus Flores was scheduled to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, but he suffered a setback with his right shoulder and will be shut down for at least three days.

Flores is expected to fly to  Birmingham, Ala., to see Dr. James Andrews to check on the shoulder. There is no timetable as to when Flores will return to action.

“Let’s let us evaluate what’s going on with the films and let the doctor do [his job] before we talk about the seriousness of the issue,” acting general manager Mike Rizzo said. “There has been a setback. You will be updated when we know more over the next few days.

“We got an MRI and we are going to evaluate it. We’re going to get a second opinion for him on Monday.” 

Flores suffered the shoulder injury against the Diamondbacks on May 9. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the backstop was hit on the shoulder by a Chris Young foul tip. Flores was in pain for several minutes, but he remained in the game before being taken out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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Olsen getting better; Flores going to Harrisburg

Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen, on the disabled list because of shoulder tendinitis, played catch recently and is expected to go to the team’s complex in Viera, Fla., to rehab the shoulder. 

Manager Manny Acta didn’t give a timetable as to when Olsen would return to action.

Meanwhile, catcher Jesus Flores is going on a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg. Acta hopes to have Flores back with the Nationals by the weekend series against the Phillies in Philadelphia.

With Flores coming back, the Nationals have to make a decision on either Josh Bard or Wil Nieves. Bard has made dramatic improvements on defense and is largely credited for helping the young pitchers such as Craig Stammen and Ross Detwiler.

Nieves is out of options and appears the least likely to go. He has done the job on offense and defense. Entering Sunday’s action, Nieves is hitting .265 with four RBIs.         

Flores ready to play; Hernandez baffled by injury

Catcher Jesus Flores, on the disabled list because of a right shoulder contusion, took batting practice and was able to throw the baseball without any problems on Friday.

The plan was to let Flores rehab the shoulder at the team’s complex in Viera Fla., but it looks like he will have a rehab assignment with one of the Minor League team starting Monday.

“I’m happy that I started doing everything [as far as baseball activities]. Right now, we are all excited to start playing,” Flores said.

Second baseman Anderson Hernandez still doesn’t know how he dislocated his right pinky on Thursday against the Pirates. In the fourth inning, Hernandez grounded out to third baseman Andy LaRoche for the final out. As he was taking his batting glove off, Hernandez noticed that the finger was bent backward. He left the game and was replaced by Ronnie Belliard.

Hernandez said on Friday the pinky is sore, but could play if needed. 

“It was scary. It never happened to me before. I just got scared. I thought it was broken,” Hernandez said.

Flores injures right shoulder

Nationals catcher Jesus Flores suffered a right shoulder contusion against the Diamondbacks on Saturday and is listed as day-to-day. Manager Manny Acta already announced that Flores will not play in Sunday’s game against Arizona.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Flores was hit on the shoulder by a Chris Young foul tip. Flores was in pain for several minutes, but remained in the game before being taken out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

“He really got me good. I really can’t throw very well, so that’s why they took me out of the game,” Flores said.


Flores takes batting practice

Nationals catcher Jesus Flores took batting practice for the first time since hurting his right elbow in early March. 

Flores was hitting line drives all over the place at Space Coast Stadium and didn’t feel any pain in the elbow. Flores will take batting practice again on Friday. There is no timetable as to when Flores will play in a game, but manager Manny Acta said early this week that the team will make a determination by Monday.

“I don’t feel anything in my elbow. I’m going to start working on my timing and rhythm,” Flores said. “It’s hard for me to say when I will play in a game, but I know it’s close.” 

Nats' Flores on shelf

Catcher Jesus Flores had an MRI on his right elbow on Monday and it was revealed that he has a mild strain. Flores will not be involved in baseball activities for the next four to five days.

Flores was scheduled to start against the Orioles on Sunday, but was a last-minute scratch.

“We are going to give him some medication and nip it early in camp,” Manager Manny Acta said.

Outfielder Austin Kearns hasn’t played an exhibition game since last Wednesday against the Astros because of blister on his left palm. But Acta said Kearns’ hand is getting better and the latter was able to grip a bat on Tuesday and is close to being in involved in baseball activities.

In other news, there is still no sign on right-hander Jorge Sosa, who is still having visa problems.