Washington Nationals lefty Scott Olsen will need surgery to repair a tear in his left labrum and will “miss “the rest of the season.
While Olsen will now be able to watch one of the worst season’s in baseball history from the sidelines, the Nats will have to find a way to fill the hole in the rotation.
The answer? More rookie starters!
To be fair the Nationals have been pretty successful with rookies starters this year (and last), and Olsen has had some serious struggles on the mound.
In 11 starts this season with Washington, the lefty went 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA. He will certainly have to compete for a spot in the rotation come next spring, with an improved Lannan, Zimmerman, Stammen, Detwiler, and Strasburg in the wings.