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Detwiler to test sore oblique in 'pen session

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WASHINGTON -- It will not be known until Saturday if Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler will be able to start Tuesday against the Orioles.

The big test will come when he has a bullpen session at Nationals Park, according to manager Davey Johnson. Detwiler is already playing catch without any problems.

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WASHINGTON -- It will not be known until Saturday if Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler will be able to start Tuesday against the Orioles.

The big test will come when he has a bullpen session at Nationals Park, according to manager Davey Johnson. Detwiler is already playing catch without any problems.

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Detwiler already missed his scheduled start Monday against the Giants because of a right oblique strain. Detwiler hurt himself last week against the Dodgers in Los Angeles while running the bases on a sacrifice bunt.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats.

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