Nationals reliever Rodriguez has elbow surgery
Nationals reliever Henry Rodriguez has undergone surgery on his
right elbow and will miss the remainder of the season.
Washington manager Davey Johnson said Friday that doctors found
more damage than they expected. Rodriguez will not be able to throw
for the next three months after doctors discovered spurring and a
sizable bone chip.
Rodriguez went on the disabled list Aug. 2 because of a strain
in his lower back. He was 1-3 with nine saves and a 5.83 ERA in 35
The one-time closer for the Nationals did well early in the
season, but later struggled and eventually was moved into a