Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Nats reliever Kimball has shoulder stiffness


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Nationals reliever Cole Kimball has not pitched in seven days because of stiffness in the back of his shoulder, according to manager Davey Johnson. The injury is not considered serious.

However, Kimball had a bullpen session on Wednesday without any problems. Kimball, who has pitched in seven games this spring, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings, has a history of shoulder problems. He missed most of the 2011 and '12 seasons because of rotator cuff surgery.

"Knowing Kimball, I wasn't there, but I'm sure he was dressed and ready to make this trip [against the Braves]," Johnson said.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español