Bill Ladson

Fister, Solis throw bullpen sessions without issues

Fister, Solis throw bullpen sessions without issues

WASHINGTON -- Nationals pitchers Doug Fister (forearm strain) and Sammy Solis (shoulder inflammation) had bullpen sessions Thursday afternoon and were able to throw all of their pitches without any problems.

"Doug threw 40ish pitches in the bullpen today and he felt good," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He threw all of them -- his changeup, his curveball and cutter. He came out of it really feeling really good. To have a heavier load, we have to see how he is [Friday]."

Solis was relieved that his shoulder injury wasn't serious. He threw 35 pitches on Thursday.

Solis' scoreless relief

"It's a load off my mind," Solis said about the shoulder. "I would hope [I'm close to a rehab assignment.]"

Stephen Strasburg (left trapezius strain) played catch on flat ground without any problems. He will likely do the same on Friday.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for 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.