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Topic - Wiemi Douoguih
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night because of tightness in his forearm.
Tests did, however, reveal some inflammation and Harper was placed on oral anti-inflammatory medication in order to help alleviate that. When the outfielder may return to the Nationals' lineup will be based on how he feels in the coming days.
Bryce Harper reached base for the 10th consecutive plate appearance Tuesday afternoon, walking in his third at-bat after getting hits in his previous nine, to bring his spring training batting average to .476.
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.
The Nationals' doctors won't clear Ramos to play in games, even as a designated hitter, until he is cleared to slide. Ramos has always tucked his right knee under his left leg when he slides into bases. Now the plan is to try to teach him to tuck his left leg instead.
Henry Rodriguez's season came to an unceremonious end Friday morning when the Washington Nationals' reliever had a bone spur repaired and large bone chip removed from his elbow.
Wilson Ramos sat with his right leg outstretched, the bulky black brace engulfing his knee visible beneath his athletic shorts. As he stared out at the field where his teammates were taking batting practice, he slipped his catcher's mitt onto his left hand and tossed a ball to himself for a few minutes.
The tightness in Stephen Strasburg's right biceps was enough to have manager Davey Johnson remove him from Sunday's game but neither the pitcher or the team expressed any concern about future starts.
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will require surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, a diagnosis that will cost him most, if not all, of the rest of the 2012 season.
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman tested his right shoulder with light hitting Thursday but found little improvement in the soreness in his inflamed AC joint.
The Washington Nationals got what third baseman Ryan Zimmerman called "the best possible news" on Wednesday when an MRI on his right shoulder didn't reveal significant damage.
The Washington Nationals sent third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for an MRI on his right shoulder Tuesday in San Diego, wanting to get to the bottom of the soreness that still is plaguing him after three days off.
Lounging in a brown recliner inside the Washington Nationals' clubhouse Monday, his workout for the day finished, all Michael Morse could do was watch his teammates prepare for their game against the Houston Astros. It was a feeling he'll have to get used to.
Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. The surgery, which was performed in Washington by team doctor Wiemi Douoguih was considered minor and went well.
The Washington Nationals' run of injuries to key players took another turn Tuesday. Outfielder Michael Morse took himself out of Monday night's game with Single-A Hagerstown after the seventh inning and was sent back to Washington to have his strained right lat muscle re-examined.
Douoguih told Garcia this weekend that they will wait until he is entirely pain-free before they clear him.
It's difficult to discern just how much the elbow, which Johnson said team doctor Wiemi Douoguih told him was "in a lot worse shape than he anticipated," played into his struggles this season.