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Scott Olsen likely to start, Jesse English done for the year

Scott Olsen will likely start Thursday after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday evening with Class AAA Syracuse, according to a source. Olsen has been on the disabled list with shoulder stiffness and inflammation since May 23 and has made a handful of rehab starts in July.

Starting Olsen on Thursday will allow the Nationals to move back Craig Stammen and Ross Detwiler to pitch Friday and Saturday, likely in that order. Detwiler would receive an extra day of rest, which he could use after starting Sunday on three days rest.

While Olsen is set to make his return, another young Nationals left-hander will be sidelined for the rest of the year. Syracuse reliever Jesse English, who started the season with the Nationals, came to Washington on Tuesday in order to have season-ending surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 1:45 AM ET
Categories:  Scott Olsen  
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Not exactly the charge of the light brigade we expected --- when all of the injured pitchers came back and set us up for a playoff run --- but we'll take it.

Can we get a little luck with a starting pitcher this year pleeeeze?

Posted by: nattydread1 | July 28, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Here's hoping Olsen is healthy enough to finish the season. The 15 & 60-DL lists have had enough names on them this year.

Posted by: BinM | July 28, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

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