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Slaten activated from disabled list

Slaten activated from disabled list

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Slaten activated from disabled list
ATLANTA -- The Nationals expanded their roster on Thursday by activating reliever Doug Slaten from the 15-day disabled list.

Slaten missed the last 77 games because of left elbow ulnar neuritis. Before the injury, Slaten, 31, was 0-1 with a 2.19 ERA in 23 games, but he had problems throwing breaking pitches.

Slaten rested the elbow, had treatment on it and began a throwing program. Once the elbow was healthy, Slaten had four rehab starts, posting a combined 1.74 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings for the Gulf Coast Nationals, Class A Hagerstown, Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse.

Now that he is back in the fold, Slaten most likely will be a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.

"It's always good to be back," Slaten said. "As far as how long it took, I really didn't know how long it would take. I just go where I go."

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