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Nats' Wang working toward facing hitters

Nats' Wang working toward facing hitters

Nats' Wang working toward facing hitters
NEW YORK -- Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring, continues to throw off the mound, but needs to do it a few more times before facing hitters, according to Davey Johnson.

Wang is expected to return to the Nationals around late April or early May and join the rotation, while Ross Detwiler will head to the bullpen as a long reliever.

As for outfielder Rick Ankiel (tight left quad), he is expected to be back with the team by the end of the week. He most likely will get the bulk of the playing time in center field.

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