Bill Ladson of MLB.com reported today that Nationals reliever Cole Kimball will be rehabbing his right throwing shoulder throughout Spring Training. The report also went on to say that Kimball won't return until after the all-star break.
Last season the Nationals right handed reliever had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. In 12 relief appearances, he was 1-0 with a 1.93 era.
The loss of Kimball for the first half of the season is not the end of the world. This offseason, the Nationals signed right-hander Brad Lidge. Lidge is expected to take a premier relief role with the D.C. ball club.
The Nationals will also have Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard, Tom Gorzelanny that can fill the temporary void left by Kimball.
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