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Rodriguez scheduled to pitch tonight

Mar 25, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nationals reliever Henry Rodriguez, held out of yesterday’s game due to elbow soreness, is scheduled to pitch tonight against the Astros, manager Davey Johnson said.

Rodriguez met with Johnson yesterday and told his manager the elbow soreness he’d been feeling wasn’t a product of pitching, but rather stretching in the trainer’s room.

“It doesn’t bother him to throw, it just bothers him stretching,” Johnson said. “They do a lot of stuff in there when they’re stretching, so he’s sore. Every time I go in there, they stretch me and I’m sore. I computed that in, and he says he’s fine.”

After surgery last summer to remove bone chips from his right elbow, Rodriguez still lags behind the rest of the Nationals’ relief corps. He was held back early in camp but has ramped up his work recently and appeared in five games in nine days from March 14-22.
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  1. Joe Seamhead - Mar 25, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Maybe it's not bothering him to throw, but it's killing us! Bartender,Maalox for the house1

  2. NatsJack in Florida - Mar 25, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Crap. Gator and I were going to leave early but I guess now we have to stay around for the car wreck.

  3. Another_Sam - Mar 25, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    I sure hope he has a good outing.

  4. SCNatsFan - Mar 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    If I'm an astro I'm scared

  5. Joe Seamhead - Mar 25, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    So, did Good Henry just relieve Bad Henry?

  6. NatsNut - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Amen!Joe Seamhead said…Maybe it's not bothering him to throw, but it's killing us! Bartender,Maalox for the house1March 25, 2013 5:37 PM

  7. Doc - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Henry fooled us all!2 K's, and one pop up—oh yeah, and 1 BB (that was just to tease us).

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