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He was 1 for 11 with three strikeouts and four walks in four rehab games with Single-A Potomac.

Nady has struggled to find his rhythm at the plate as well, hitting .157 with a .211 on-base percentage in a bench role. Johnson said Monday there was no doubt his injury hindered his performance.

Around the horn

Brad Lidge, who was designated for assignment June 17, was released Monday. … Henry Rodriguez (index finger) continued his rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg. There is no timetable for his return. … The Nationals wrapped up a 32-game stretch against only NL East and AL East teams going 18-14.