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Entering the season, it would have seemed foolish to suggest the Washington Nationals would eventually be in the market for rotation assistance this summer. Impressive young arms Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg and Ross Detwiler and Cy Young Award-candidate Gio Gonzalez were joined by former ace Dan Haren. However, following Haren's move to the disabled list, the Nationals could attempt to bolster their rotation via trade, according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.
Haren has been a healthy pitcher throughout his career. Last season he hit the DL for the first time with lower-back tightness. The ailment has seemingly lingered, as Haren continues to deal with back and hip issues. Pitching coach Steve McCatty told Kilgore that it's evident something isn't right with Haren.
“Watching him, the arm gets flat coming through,” pitching
coach Steve McCatty said. “When you open up – which he has a tendency because
of his back and his hip – if you get flat, [the hitter] sees the ball better.
Your stuff’s not quite as sharp. That’s something we’re trying to work on.”
Despite their disappointing record of 37-38, the Nationals have the pieces in place to return to their expected role of contender over the second half of the season. The pitching hasn't been the problem -- as Washington's offense sits at or near the bottom of the league in several categories -- but they could decide to pull the trigger on a rotation upgrade this summer if they believe Haren's injury is severe and they aren't confident in his current replacement, Ross Ohlendorf.
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