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Acta said left-hander Scott Olsen, who threw three innings Sunday at Class AAA Syracuse, will have another start to get up to five innings before the Nationals think about bringing him back from the shoulder tendinitis that has kept him on the 15-day DL since May 18.

And first baseman Dmitri Young, who has been out all season with lower-back issues, is still working at the team’s extended spring training complex in Viera, Fla. Rizzo said Young soon could be on a rehab assignment at Syracuse.

What happens after that remains to be seen. Young is making $5 million this season and will become a free agent after the year unless the Nationals decide to release him.

“We’ll have 20 days to figure out where he’s at healthwise and performancewise,” Rizzo said. “We’ll make the decision within 20 days after he starts rehab.”