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Storen likely 2 weeks from return

Jun 29, 2012, 10:48 PM EST

ATLANTA — Drew Storen took another important step today in his return from elbow surgery — one of his final steps — when he threw 40 pitches to live hitters in the cage at Turner Field prior to the Nationals' series opener against the Braves.

Though the Nationals aren't setting an exact timetable for the reliever's activation off the disabled list, the club's July 13 second-half opener in Miami is a target date.

"I'd say that's probably a really good timeframe there," maanger Davey Johnson said.

"I mean, it seems logical," Storen added.

Storen, who has yet to pitch this season following surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow, will throw a two-inning, simulated game on Monday in Washington, then begin a rehab assignment with a minor-league affiliate sometime later in the week. That would give him ample time to make several game appearances (including onRead more »

  1. MicheleS - Jun 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    DRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!! Take your time and stay healthy!

  2. baseballswami - Jun 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Mr. Stanford. Using the word bibliography when talking about baseball.

  3. UnkyD - Jun 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Back, and Better than Ever!!!

  4. Corky - Jun 30, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    We are looking forward to having you back, Drew!

  5. MicheleS - Jun 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    I can't believe he cut his hair and beard off!

  6. realdealnats - Jun 30, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    We need you Drew but get plenty of rehab games under your belt so you come up strong and confident.





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