You know the drill. Here’s the latest:
– Masahiro Tanaka threw his latest bullpen session this morning at Nationals Park. 29 pitches, no reported issues, and it sounds like he’s ready to start his official MiL rehab. The team has yet to announce any formal plans, but both Double-A Trenton and Triple-A SWB are at home later in the week. Assuming Tanaka feels fine tomorrow, I bet he’ll be lined up to pitch for one of those teams on Thursday or Friday.
– Sounds like everything is OK with Mark Teixeira‘s toe. X-rays were negative and both he and Joe sounded optimistic that he would be able to play on Tuesday. Here’s hoping. The offense really can’t afford to have him start breaking down right now.
– Chase Whitley had his follow-up right elbow exam today with the team doctor and the decision was made to have him undergo TJS to repair the tear in his UCL. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow and will be performed by Dr.…