Stephen Strasburg will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs in what amounts to a significant step in his recovery from a strained left oblique.
The Nationals have become the subject of many trade rumors in recent days, most involving their apparent interest in adding a big piece to their struggling bullpen.
There was a lot to talk about this week, as the Nationals just lost a four-game series at Pittsburgh and with the trade deadline approaching.
In search of bullpen help at the trade deadline, the Nationals have been linked to a number of potential pitchers in recent days.
NEW YORK— Over the past few days the Orioles have been mentioned in a number of deals.