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Garcia says arm 'feels great' after throwing

WASHINGTON -- Nationals right-hander Christian Garcia threw from 60 feet on Monday and said his arm "feels great."

"It went really well. I couldn't have done any better," Garcia said. "The ball came out of my hand well."

Garcia is on the disabled list because of a right forearm tendon injury. He will stay with the Nationals until they leave for Cincinnati on Thursday evening and then begin a throwing program in Viera, Fla.

Garcia didn't pitch in a Grapefruit League game after feeling pain in his forearm during the team's first workout in February. But when asked if his arm was feeling good after Monday's throwing session, he said it felt, "really good -- it all felt great."

"Yeah, he felt great," manager Davey Johnson said. "He just played catch. Shoot, it's been, I think, two months [since the injury]. He finally got the OK and he was all grins."

Tom Schad is an associate reporter for Andrew Simon is a contributor to
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