BY PETER HAILEY
Stephen Strasburg will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs in what amounts to a significant step in his recovery from a strained left oblique.
Wednesday's pregame press conference with Nationals manager Matt Williams revealed some ominous injury news for several players, but there was one positive development.
Nationals reliever David Carpenter has stopped his throwing program as he continues to recover from right shoulder inflammation after feeling discomfort while playing catch off flat ground.
It's a question we all wonder: which local team is the closest to bringing a title to the city? John Feinstein and Michael Jenkins debated the answer.