"We are not making any plans around him at all. That's the way we approached it during the offseason, and that's the way we are approaching it now. By the end of camp, if he's healthy and ready to go, that will be gravy -- and good gravy." (Manny Acta, via Nationals dot com, 3/14/2009)
Meanwhile...a couple of arms worth getting your hopes up about for the future: Nationals Farm Authority caught up with Jack McGeary; and hey, Shairon Martis remains a dark horse for a rotation spot this season with another "Good" performance.