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Sosa designated for assignment; Olsen on 60-day DL

The Nationals designated right-hander Jorge Sosa for assignment Tuesday. The news comes after Washington promoted pitchers Ross Detwiler, Marco Estrada, Logan Kensing and Zack Segovia and shortstop Ian Desmond to the big leagues.

Sosa was used in the late innings, but was often hit hard, going 2-1 with a 6.45 ERA.  

In other news, the Nationals transferred left-hander Scott Olsen from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Olsen has not played a game since early July because of left shoulder surgery.

Nats release Glover; Sosa ready to join Syracuse

The Nationals gave right-hander Gary Glover his unconditional release on Saturday.
Glover was pitching for Triple A Syracuse and had a 6.32 ERA in 10 appearances.

He became expendable after Washington put Mike MacDougal on the Syracuse roster. The plan is to have MacDougal join the Major League club in a couple of weeks.

Acting general manager Mike Rizzo said right-hander Jorge Sosa most likely will be ready to play for Triple-A Syracuse on May 22. Sosa, who signed a Minor League contract with Washington in December, must complete a 50-game Minor League suspension for testing positive for using an amphetamine. He served more than half of the suspension last year.

Jorge Sosa has work visa

Manager Manny Acta said on Thursday that right-hander Jorge Sosa received his work visa and will go to extended Spring Training to start the season.

Sosa was denied a work visa two weeks ago by the United States Consulate in the Dominican Republic, but he appealed the decision and was able to get a ruling in his favor.  

Sosa, who signed a Minor League contract with Washington last December, was expected to compete for a bullpen spot. Once he enters the United States, however, Sosa must complete a 50-game Minor League suspension for testing positive for using an amphetamine.  

Sosa not coming to Washington

Right-hander Jorge Sosa will not be joining the Nationals any time soon.  According to manager Manny Acta, Sosa was denied a work visa recently by the United States Consulate in the Dominican Republic.

Sosa, 31, is appealing the ruling. Acta declined to say if the Nationals would release Sosa.

“It’s a very complicated situation. His agents are working through it. But right now, we are moving on,” Acta said. “It would be tough [for him to make the team]. It would be tough for any body to come into camp … and get a job. We are not even thinking about him making our club. That’s why we went out and grabbed guys like Kip Wells and Julian Tavarez. 

Sosa, who signed a Minor League contract with Washington last December, was expected to compete for a bullpen spot. Once he enters the United States, however, Sosa must complete a 50-game Minor Leagues suspension for testing positive for using an amphetamine.

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.    

Jorge Sosa is still missing

The Nationals are entering their third game of the exhibition season and there is no sign of right-hander Jorge Sosa.

The Nationals were expecting him to be in camp by Wednesday, but he continues to have visa issues.

Last season, Sosa, 31, played for the Mets, Astros and Mariners organizations and only saw big-league time with the Mets. He went 4-1 with a 7.06 ERA with New York.

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