Ross Detwiler will start the year in the bullpen, Williams confirms.
Federal Baseball "Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo talked today about Ross Detwiler leading the pack of starters expected to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation heading into Spring Training. Detwiler and the Nats avoided arbitration by agreeing on a deal for 2014 that was announced tonight. The..." January 17
CSN Washington "Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler is back from his meeting with back specialist Robert Watkins - a trip out to the doctor’s clinic in Los Angeles on Wednesday – and is now recovering from what was diagnosed as a herniated disc. Watkins told Detwiler he does not need surgery and did not..." July 26
Washington Post "Ross Detwiler will miss another month because of an issue with a disk in his back which is pinching a nerve and causing back spasms Manager Davey Johnson said after Wednesday’s game. The left-handed starter is slated to receive an injection in his back and will not require surgery Johnson said...." July 25
Ross Detwiler is flying to see a back specialist in Los Angeles to receive a further evaluation.
Washington Post "Ross Detwiler, on the disabled list since July 4 with a back strain, is not expected to rejoin the Nationals rotation until early next month at the earliest, Manager Davey Johnson said. Detwiler resumed throwing last week and played catch yesterday. Johnson said the left-hander reported some..." July 20
CSN Washington "Still experiencing the same lower back discomfort that nearly sidelined him a week ago, Ross Detwiler will have to make another trip to the disabled list. Manager Davey Johnson said Detwiler didn't appear to be 100 percent healthy during his between-starts bullpen session earlier today. The..." July 07
Washington Post "If the Washington Nationals are going to make the much-anticipated, still-absent run that validates their expectations, they first need to find a launching point. This week seemed to provide the ideal moment. Bryce Harper returned Monday, the Nationals scored double-digit runs in consecutive games..." July 04
Ross Ohlendorf will start for the #nats tomorrow. Ross Detwiler on track to come off DL and start Thursday.
The #Nats are calling up LHP Xavier Cedeno, while they place Ross Detwiler on the DL.
Detwiler said all went well with bullpen session and he's good to start Tuesday.
Washington Times "There was plenty about the Washington Nationals’ 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night that was familiar. They’ve seen the scoreboard littered in zeroes and the occasional “1” glowing back at them. They’ve dealt with the frustrations that come with leaving nine runners on base..." May 16
Davey is "probably not that confident" about Detwiler making his next start. Duke and Stammen would be candidates, leaning Stammen.
Federal Baseball "Mike Rizzo said earlier this winter that if he was asked about any of the Washington Nationals' pitchers participating in the World Baseball Classic he would make a decision on whether or not they participate on a case-by-case basis. Coming off his best season at the major league level, which saw..." February 19
Washington Post "Left-hander Ross Detwiler will pitch in the World Baseball Classic this spring, the Nationals announced joining rotation mate Gio Gonzalez on the Team USA rotation. Detwiler becomes the third Nationals player who will leave camp for the event; outfielder Roger Bernadina will play for the..." February 19