MIAMI -- The Nationals have been waiting for a bevy of injured pitchers to rejoin their rotation since April. At long last, they may not have to wait much longer for the reinforcements to arrive.
Ross Detwiler, Scott Olsen, Jason Marquis and Jordan Zimmermann all should be within a month of returning to the majors, with Detwiler and Olsen perhaps only a couple weeks away.
And, according to Mike Rizzo, John Lannan may join that bunch in Washington in the near future as well.
"John is going to be a big-league pitcher this year," Rizzo said of the left-hander, who was demoted to Class AA Harrisburg last month. "John is a major-league pitcher. He's a go-to guy for us."
Get Rizzo's take on all of those pitchers on CSNwashington.com.