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Sources: McLouth likely out for rest of '15

Nationals outfielder has been on DL all season due to shoulder injury

WASHINGTON -- Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is expected to miss the rest of the season because of shoulder issues, according to two baseball sources. The Nationals have not confirmed the news.

McLouth, 33, missed most of the second half of last season because of a labrum tear in his right shoulder after diving for a ball against the Marlins on July 28.

McLouth came into Spring Training relatively healthy, but he played in only two Grapefruit League games because of a sore shoulder and has been on the disabled list the entire 2015 season. Two sources said McLouth recently had a cleanup in the shoulder, but he should be OK for next season.

McLouth signed a two-year, $10.75 million deal with the Nationals in December 2013 with an option for a third year. The option is worth $6.5 million, but the team will likely buy him out for $750,000.

McLouth played 79 games for the Nationals and hit .173 with a home run and seven RBIs.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats.
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