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Scott Olsen to go on DL; J.D. Martin to be called up

Nationals interim manager Jim Riggleman announced on Sunday morning that left-hander Scott Olsen will be placed on the 15-day disabled list and right-hander J.D. Martin will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse to make the start against the Mets on Monday night.

Martin, who will be making his Major League debut, was 8-3 with a 2.66 ERA for Syracuse. He has been in professional baseball since 2001. He spent most of his career in the Indians organization.

“I talked to [Syracuse manager] Tim Foli and [Nationals pitching coach] Steve McCatty [about Martin],” Riggleman said. “Martin has been a strike thrower, understands about holding runners and the finer points of pitching to both sides at the plate. He is a professional pitcher and earned the right to get here and see if he can do it against Major League hitters.”

Looking to get a second opinion, Olsen will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday about his sore latissimus dorsi, a muscle near the shoulder area. It’s the second time Olsen will be placed on the DL. He missed time earlier in the season because of a sore shoulder.        

Olsen not pitching Monday against Mets

After watching his team lose to the Cubs, 3-1, on Friday night, Nationals interim manager Jim Riggleman announced that left-hander Scott Olsen will not pitch against the Mets on Monday because of a sore latissimus dorsi, a muscle near the shoulder area.

It’s not known if Olsen will go on the disabled list. If Olsen is missing just one start, Riggleman may go to one of his relievers to start Monday’s game.

If he is missing more than one start, Olsen will go on the disabled list and the team will call up somebody from Triple-A Syracuse. 

Olsen has already spent time on the DL this season. He missed more than a month because of a sore left shoulder.            

Olsen scratched; Stammen gets start Friday

Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen was scratched from Friday’s start against the Cubs because of a tight latissimus dorsi, a muscle near the shoulder area 

Right-hander Craig Stammen, scheduled to pitch Monday against Mets, will now throw against Chicago on Friday. It’s not known who will throw against New York in the first game of a three-game series.     

Olsen activated from DL; Martis sent to Syracuse

After Sunday’s 5-3 win over the Orioles, the Nationals activated left-hander Scott Olsen from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Shairon Martis to Triple-A Syracuse.

Olsen will pitch against his former team, the Marlins, on Monday night at Dolphin Stadium. Manager Manny Acta is hoping to see a different pitcher than the one he saw during the first month and a half of the season. Olsen was often hit hard and behind in the count.

“I need to see more consistency out of him,” Acta said about Olsen. “I want to see the guy that pitched 200 innings for the Marlins. He is supposed to lead these kids. He is the oldest one out of all of them.”

Most people thought that right-handers Jesus Colome or Joel Hanrahan would be designated  for assignment because they have pitched poorly all season. But general manager Mike Rizzo surprised the media by sending Martis down.

In his last two starts, Martis had given up 10 runs in his last 10 innings. He was often behind in the count. Rizzo felt that it was better that Martis straighten himself out in the Minor Leagues.

“It’s about taking care of the young pitchers,” Martis said. “Shairon has to go down and do what got him to the big leagues — pound the strike zone, execute his pitchers and get ahead of the hitters.”

Martis declined to comment. He was being consoled by Colome. 

With Martis out of the picture, right-hander Craig Stammen will now go back into the rotation. He will now pitch against Florida on Tuesday. The original plan was to put him in the bullpen. When approached by the media, Stammen said he didn’t know that he was back in the rotation.

“Oh, cool. That’s the first I heard of it,” Stammen said. “I don’t know what to say. I don’t have much to say. I will do whatever.”

Olsen to pitch next week against Marlins

Manager Manny Acta announced that left-hander Scott Olsen will be activated from the disabled list before the Nationals play a three-game series against the Marlins. Olsen most likely will start Monday at Dolphin Stadium.

Olsen’s return means one of the young pitchers in the rotation will be sent back to Triple-A Syracuse. Right-hander Craig Stammen, who is schedule to pitch on Monday, is the leading candidate to be sent down. He is 1-3 with a 5.49 ERA. 
             

Olsen has solid start for Syracuse

It appears that Scott Olsen has earned his way back to the big leagues. On Wednesday night, Olsen made his third rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse, going six innings and giving up two runs on eight hits against Scranton Wilkes-Barre. It was his best outing by far.

The Nationals said all along that Olsen would not be back in the big leagues unless he pitched at least five innings in a game.         
 

Scott Olsen will get one more rehab start

Don’t look for Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen to return to the big leagues anytime soon.  On Friday, Olsen was hit hard during a rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse, giving up five runs — four earned — in 3 2/3 innings against Columbus. 

The Nationals said all along that Olsen would not come back to the big leagues unless he pitched at least five innings in a game. He has yet to reach that goal in three rehab starts. While his velocity is fine, Olsen needs to fix his mechanics.

“The ball came out of his hand good and the velocity was good. He was just [all over the place in the strike zone],” acting general manager Mike Rizzo said. “We want to get his mechanics back where they were, so when he comes up here, he can hit the ground running and we don’t have to baby him.”      

Olsen will pitch on June 24 against Scranton Wilkes-Barre. If Olsen pitches well, the Nationals have to decide which pitcher in their rotation will be sent down to Syracuse. Right-hander Craig Stammen and left-hander Ross Detwiler are the leading candidate to do down.
The club’s plan is to be cautious with their arms and shut them down in early September.  

Olsen hit hard in rehab start

Don’t look for Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen to return to the big leagues anytime soon.  On Friday, Olsen was hit hard during a rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse, giving up five runs — four earned — in 3 2/3 innings against Columbus. 

The Nationals said all along that Olsen would not come back to the big leagues unless he pitched five innings in a game. He has yet to reach that goal in three rehab starts.                              

Willingham to return soon; Young close to rehab assignment

Outfielder Josh Willingham, on the bereavement list because of the death of his brother, Jon, is not expected back with team until the weekend series against the Blue Jays. Players on the BL have three to seven days before returning to the team.

“He has a few tough days [down in Alabama]. He is going to use the full seven days,” manager Manny Acta said.   

Dmitri Young is still working out at the Nationals’ Spring Training complex, but is expected to begin his rehab assignment within a week. Once he gets to Triple-A Syracuse, the Nationals will have 20 days to decide if Young will play for the Major League team. Young, who makes $5 million, is a free agent after this season.            

Left-hander Scott Olsen, on the disabled list because of a sore left shoulder, is scheduled to come off the disabled list sometime next week. But the team wants to see him throw at least five innings for Syracuse before he is activated. Olsen has thrown no more than three inning since he started his rehab assignment        

Olsen going to Syracuse

Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen, on the disabled list because of a sore left shoulder, pitched his first rehab game on Tuesday for Class-A Potomac, lasting three innings without giving up a run. Olsen also struck out four batters.

Manager Acta said Olsen will have a bullpen session on Thursday and then pitch for Triple-A Syracuse. He will probably throw 55 to 60 pitches in that game.

Right-hander Kip Wells, on the DL because of a right adductor strain, pitched one shutout inning for Potomac on Tuedsay.  

 

 

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