Found May 25, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
For the Washington Nationals, the revolving door to the injury front keeps turning. Here is the latest news according to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson. Ryan Mattheus, broken hand Reliever Ryan Mattheus broke his right hand on May 19 as he left the game against the San Diego Padres. He did not injure it on the field, but rather, as a result of an ill-advised punching of his locker to relieve frustration after a poor performance. Ladson reports that Mattheus will miss up to two months, but he will not need surgery. Danny Espinosa, broken wrist, no DL Second baseman Danny Espinosa has played with pain in his right wrist for over a month. An X-ray taken on May 24 revealed a broken bone. Initial X-rays in April came up negative, so Espinosa continued to play. For now the plan is to have Espinosa rest and manage the pain without performing any baseball activities. The injury may help explain Espinosa’s .163 season average. Ross Detwiler, oblique Starting pitcher Ross Detwiler will throw a bullpen session on May 25 to see if he can make his next scheduled start on May 28. Detwiler mildly strained the oblique muscles in his lower back while running the bases after a bunt against the Los Angeles Dodgers early last week. He missed his next start on May 20 because of the pain. He is scheduled to start on Tuesday when the Nats host the Baltimore Orioles. The Nationals are in second place in the National League East at 25-23, four games behind the Atlanta Braves, as play begins on May 25. These injuries and those to other key players such as Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, have made it difficult for the Nationals to live up to expectations of a second-straight division title. However, the active roster has kept the team close. When the Nationals get their injured players back, the N.L. East race could get very exciting. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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