Injured Storen won't rush back

Injured Storen won't rush back

Injured Storen won't rush back
VIERA, Fla. -- Nationals closer Drew Storen is not sure if he will be on the Opening Day roster. He recently had an MRI on his right elbow, and the results revealed no structural damage.

As far as Sunday goes, Storen is not expected to do any throwing. Storen, who hasn't pitched in a game since March 7, is not sure when he will start his throwing program.

"I'm not going to rush to get back. We have capable guys [to close games]," Storen said. "I'm not going to cut any corners. ... We'll see. It's not how you start the season, it's how you end it."

If Storen is not ready for Opening Day, right-handers Henry Rodriguez and Brad Lidge will most likely be given a chance to close games.