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The Nationals on Tuesday demoted pitcher John Lannan to the minor leagues. They'll use Ross Detwiler in the fifth spot. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Photo by: Paul Sancya
The Nationals on Tuesday demoted pitcher John Lannan to the minor leagues. They'll use Ross Detwiler in the fifth spot. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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