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vest. Williams sounded more like a football coach when he gave a vague answer about pitcher Ross Ohlendorf 's lack of bullpen sessions; it took Ohlendorf himself to confirm he had a minor discomfort in his side. The Nationals are also getting
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make sure he's good to go with every step,'' Williams said. ''That's the first one.'' Right-handers Ross Ohlendorf (back spasms) and Ryan Matheus (chest inflammation) are also throwing on flat ground and are working their way
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NATIONALS MAKE MORE CUTS The Nationals optioned infielder Zach Walters, right-hander Christian Garcia, right-hander Ross Ohlendorf and catcher Jhonaton Solano to Triple-A Syracuse. Washington also reassigned right-hander Manny Delcarmen, frst