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Monday morning, while the rest of his Washington teammates enjoy their first off-day of the spring, Detwiler will board a plane for Phoenix and begin his transition from Nationals camp to Team USA.
"I don't think he ever has a bad day," reliever Christian Garcia said on a recent spring morning. "He's just so nice."
Washington Nationals right-hander Christian Garcia is awaiting MRI results on his right wrist and forearm to get some clarity on the tightness he's been feeling. Garcia, who described the issue as a "tight kind of pull thing" he's felt when throwing his fastball, seemed confident it was not anything too serious.
How he's found himself as one of the most intriguing players in a Nationals camp largely devoid of competition for the 25-man roster is a tribute to Garcia's willingness to continually pick himself up and carry on when his body betrays him.
The goal this year is simple, as manager Davey Johnson has already laid out as plain as can be: World Series or bust. Here are five storylines to watch as the Nationals go through six weeks of preparation for the 2013 season.
Maybe it was the two Tommy John surgeries. Or the nine years Christian Garcia spent traversing the minor leagues, either developing or rehabbing. But the Washington Nationals right-hander's major league career has lasted just more than a week, and pitching in a one-run game in the eighth inning of a pennant race doesn't faze him.
"I don't think he ever has a bad day," Garcia said on a recent spring morning. "He's just so nice."
"As long as it's not my elbow or shoulder it's something that, at minimum, we can get it fixed, in a short amount of time, too," he said.