Storen to have at least one more rehab outing

Storen to have at least one more rehab outing

MIAMI -- Nationals reliever Drew Storen made another rehab appearance Sunday, but he's not yet ready to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Storen threw two-thirds of an inning of relief Sunday for the Harrisburg Senators, Washington's Double-A affiliate, and gave up four runs -- all earned -- on three hits and a walk en route to blowing a save. One of the three hits Storen allowed was a home run.

Despite the result, Nationals manager Davey Johnson was pleased with the reports he got on Storen, who is working his way back from April elbow surgery that has sidelined him all season.

"I think his outing was fine," Johnson said. "Our pitching coach down there and our manager said probably one more outing and his command will get a little bit better. I think his breaking ball will be a little bit more consistent. I'm not worried about his velocity or the strength of his arm. I think his arm's in great shape."

Storen, who recorded 43 saves for the Nationals last season, will make another rehab appearance Tuesday. He will either pitch for Harrisburg on the road against Akron or for Class A Potomac at home against Lynchburg before the team decides whether or not to reinstate him from the DL.