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Storen not ready to return yet

Jul 13, 2012, 11:07 PM EDT

MIAMI — Despite initial hopes to have Drew Storen make his season debut in tonight's second-half opener, the Nationals decided the reliever needs a bit more time on a minor-league rehab assignment to build up his arm strength before pitching in the big leagues.

The Nationals originally planned for Storen to make four rehab appearances with Class A Potomac and then come off the disabled list in time for tonight's game against the Marlins. But Storen (who has missed the entire season to date after surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow) noted some arm fatigue during the latter stages of his two-inning stint last night at Class A Potomac, and club officials want him to make at least one more rehab appearance, perhaps more.

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  1. Kirbs - Jul 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    All that matters is drew is healthy, maybe he's in for the start of the next homestand?

  2. MicheleS - Jul 14, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Take your time, be healthy.

  3. JaneB - Jul 14, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    We can wait. We will be happy to see him run in from the pen. But we can wait till Drew is Drew again.

  4. bluejeener - Jul 14, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Wait scmait -I am more anxious to see Storen back with every (excuse the expression) "pitch" I see from H Rod. Get well SOON, Drew!

  5. SonnyG10 - Jul 14, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    Good decision to make sure he's ready before coming back.

  6. natsfan1a - Jul 14, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Good to take the time to be sure he's fully ready.

  7. Squiffy - Jul 16, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    In other words, they are waiting until they can make a trade deal for MPHRod to make room for Drew.

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