Healing Gio continues to throw without issue

Healing Gio continues to throw without issue

PITTSBURGH -- Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez threw on flat ground for the second day in a row, this time with manager Matt Williams in attendance. Pitching coach Steve McCatty said he threw free and easy and will likely throw again at Nationals Park on Monday.

Gonzalez has been on the disabled list since last Sunday because of shoulder inflammation and started throwing by Saturday.

The Nationals are hoping he will miss just two starts, but it may be a little longer than that. He has to have a bullpen session and must make a rehab start before he returns to the big league field.

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