The Nationals are dealing with a rash of injuries these days, but they still sit atop the NL East with a 14-8 record. Despite all the missing players, GM Mike Rizzo told a group of reporters this afternoon that he doesn't feel any urgency to look outside the organization for help.
"We're not making a push to look outside for offense or bullpen," said Rizzo according to ESPN's Jayson Stark (Twitter links). "We like the club we have. We just need to get healthy."
Drew Storen (elbow), Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder), Mike Morse (lat), Brad Lidge (hernia), and Chien-Ming Wang (hamstring) highlight the crop of Nationals currently on the DL. Storen and Lidge aren't expected back anytime soon, creating two big holes in the bullpen. The absence of Zimmerman and Morse take a bite out of an offense that has already scored the fourth fewest runs in the NL, though Bryce Harper's arrival should help.
And Mark Derosa.
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