Nationals activate RHP Ohlendorf from DL for start

The Washington Nationals activated right-hander Ross Ohlendorf

from the disabled list in time for him to start Wednesday night

against the Cubs.

Ohlendorf (2-0), who had been on the disabled list since Aug. 1

because of shoulder inflammation, has been used primarily in long

relief this season. His start on Wednesday is his third of the

season and seventh of his career.

On Tuesday, the Nationals optioned left-hander Ian Krol to

Triple-A Syracuse to make room on the roster for Ohlendorf.

Washington manager Davey Johnson said he expected Ohlendorf to

move into the fifth spot in the Nationals rotation, taking the

place of right-hander Taylor Jordan who was placed on the disabled

list last week.