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Detwiler not close to throwing off mound

Detwiler not close to throwing off mound

Detwiler not close to throwing off mound

WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Davey Johnson doubts that left-hander Ross Detwiler will pitch during the month of September.

Detwiler hasn't pitched since July 3 because of a disk problem in his back. There is no timetable on when he will get on the mound. According to Johnson, he has played catch, but nothing else.

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"Nobody has talked about him, so I would imagine the next day or so I'll know more if he has accelerated the program or held back," 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.

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