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Storen cruises through first rehab start

Jul 5, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

Drew Storen was all business in his first appearance of 2012, needing all of eight pitches to complete one inning at Class A Potomac this evening.

The Nationals reliever, out since spring training with a bone spur in his right elbow that required surgery, retired all three Frederick batters he faced, inducing a popout, a flyout and a groundout in the top of the first inning. He retreated to the bullpen at Pfitzner Stadium to get in some more work.

This was the first of four scheduled rehab appearances for Storen, who is slated to pitch every other day over the next week. If all goes well, the Nationals will activate him off the disabled list in time for their July 13 second-half opener in Miami.

  1. SonnyG10 - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    Atta boy, Drew. Sure will be glad to have your service back.

  2. Firm Possession, My Gorsehacken Sofa - Jul 6, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    We're glad, Drew, really we are, but it's there's really good game in the other post.

  3. natsfan1a - Jul 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Atta way, Druuuuuuuuuu!

  4. David - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    He looks a little chubby…

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