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Haren feels good, ready for bullpen session

Haren feels good, ready for bullpen session

Haren feels good, ready for bullpen session

NEW YORK -- Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation, played long toss Thursday and Friday without any problems and will have a bullpen session Saturday at Citi Field.

Haren hopes to be pitching for the Nationals when his time on the DL is up in 10 days.

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"I feel good, obviously, just from rest," Haren said. "Throwing really wasn't the issue for me. When I went on the DL, it was more precautionary, lack of execution on my part. I'm just getting back to being 100 percent. Obviously, pitching wasn't working for me where I was. I took some time off, I took some medicine. I feel really good now. I'm excited, obviously, to throw a bullpen [session] and stuff."

Before going on the disabled list, Haren was having his worst season in the big leagues, going 4-9 with a 6.15 ERA in 15 starts.

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. Reporter Andrew Simon contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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