• Nationals pitcher Ross Ohlendorf had his first bullpen session of the spring on Thursday. He was monitored closely by head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz and didn't have any problems. Ohlendorf's first 'pen session was delayed because of a sore left side.
He is expected to be the long man out of the bullpen for the Nationals this year. Last year, Ohlendorf was both a reliever and starter and did well during his first year in Washington, going 4-1 with a 3.28 ERA.
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