Nats Pitching Updates

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Sunday, May 17, 2009 | , , , , , | 0 comments »

Dave is out of town, but will be back tomorrow evening and I am sure will do a weekend GB&U.

In the meantime, here are a few updates on pitchers.....

Scott Olsen had an MRI after Saturday afternoon game and has shoulder tendonitis. He received a shot in the arm and will rest for five days before throwing again. On Monday, the Nationals will place Olsen on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Saturday. At that point, they will promote Ross Detwiler from Class AA Harrisburg to start against the Pittsburgh Piratres.

Mike Hinckley is close to signing minor league contract with Texas Rangers. Hinckley decided to become a free agent on Friday after being designated for assignment last week.

Shairon Martis and Jordan Zimmermann are listed as the number one and five top NL rookies in the rookie watch.

Play fantasy sports? Stephen Strasburg is now available to be added to fantasy teams on before drafted in MLB. Even they understand Strasburg's worth. Hope that the Nationals share their belief.