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Rehabbing Lidge throws from flat ground

WASHINGTON -- Nationals reliever Brad Lidge, who is on the disabled list because of a sports hernia, threw from 60 feet on flat ground on Monday.

If things go according to plan -- throwing on flat ground, bullpen sessions and rehab stints -- Lidge hopes to return to Major League action around the middle of June.

Before the injury, Lidge was splitting the closer's role with Henry Rodriguez.

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WAS Full Game Coverage HINGTON -- Nationals reliever Brad Lidge, who is on the disabled list because of a sports hernia, threw from 60 feet on flat ground on Monday.

If things go according to plan -- throwing on flat ground, bullpen sessions and rehab stints -- Lidge hopes to return to Major League action around the middle of June.

Before the injury, Lidge was splitting the closer's role with Henry Rodriguez.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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