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Giolito, an immensely talented 18-year-old right-hander, is in the early stages of rehab for Tommy John surgery but is progressing well.

Spring rotation set, for now

The first two turns through the Nationals’ spring rotation have been set with Stephen Strasburg leading things off Feb. 23, followed by Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Ross Detwiler and Dan Haren. They will have to adjust once Detwiler departs for the World Baseball Classic on March 4, and when Gonzalez follows him March 12.