Bill Ladson

Ross, Solis set for rehab outings

Nats' lefty reliever could return for series in Cleveland next week

Ross, Solis set for rehab outings

WASHINGTON -- Nationals pitchers Sammy Solis and Joe Ross are expected to go on rehab assignments this weekend.

Solis, who is on the disabled list with right knee inflammation, is scheduled to pitch for Class A Potomac on Friday and Saturday. He is expected to rejoin the Nationals when they play the Indians starting Tuesday in Cleveland. Solis is having a productive season for Washington, going 1-3 with a 2.43 ERA.

Ross, who is on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, will get his first rehab start on Sunday for Class A Hagerstown.

Ross' productive road outing

It's not known how many rehab starts Ross will get before he is activated. In 16 starts for Washington, Ross is 7-4 with a 3.49 ERA.

Bill Ladson has covered the Nationals/Expos for since 2002 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.