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Olsen going on rehab assignment

Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen, on the disabled list because of a sore left shoulder, will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac starting on Tuesday. He is going to throw three innings or 50 pitches.

“We are not going to talk about the next start because we have to see how he feels or if he is going to take another step back,” Acta said. “We are very encouraged about the way he has been throwing the ball. I’m looking forward to his first rehab start.”

When Olsen comes back, one of the starters in the young rotation has to be sent down to Triple-A Syracuse. It will mostly likely be between left-hander Ross Detwiler and right-hander Craig Stammen.

“It’s not going to be a bad decision to get one of these guys to go down there and continue to get some experience,” Acta said.  

In other news, outfielder Josh Willingham, who has missed the last six games because of a viral infection, is getting stronger, and the Nationals are hoping that he play against the Reds on Tuesday.    

Olsen back in town; Willingham takes batting practice

Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen, on the disabled list because of a sore left shoulder, returned to Nationals Park after spending several weeks at the team’s complex in Viera, Fla.

After rehabbing the shoulder, Olsen pitched two innings in an extended spring game recently. According to manager Manny Acta, Olsen will soon have a rehab assignment for  Class-A Potomac. The Nationals are hoping that Olsen will be activated from the disabled list during the middle of June.

In other news, Josh Willingham, who missed the last three games because of a viral infection, took batting practice on Friday. He is feeling much better and available to pinch-hit in Friday’s game against the Mets.               

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.         

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