Marquis pushed back for Wang's arrival

Marquis pushed back for Wang's arrival

WASHINGTON -- With Chien-Ming Wang starting against the Mets on Friday, the Nationals have decided that Jason Marquis will be pushed back to Saturday, while Tom Gorzelanny will be used out of the bullpen.

However, the Nationals are using Gorzelanny as insurance in case something happens to Wang or a trade is made. There is a strong possibility that Marquis could be traded before Sunday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

In fact, the Nats are thinking about having Gorzelanny start against the Braves next week. An announcement regarding Gorzelanny will not be made until later this week.

Wang's arrival also means the Nationals must make a roster move. It is not known who it will be, but it most likely will be someone out of the bullpen.