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Detwiler to alter delivery for hip's sake

Detwiler to alter delivery for hip's sake

WASHINGTON -- Although Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler has pitched well this season in seven games, pitching coach Steve McCatty said he wants Detwiler to change his delivery in order to keep his right hip in better shape.

A right hip injury knocked Detwiler out twice this season. He had hip surgery before pitchers and catchers reported to repair a labral tear. He was placed on the disabled list later in the season because of a sore right hip.

"One of things we are working on is his stride, so he could get a little more leg push," McCatty said. "When he came back the first time, he had a short stride and put a lot of stress on that hip. We're trying to get that lead leg out a little further and take out a little bit of the stress."

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