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              === Nats activated Ohlendorf for Wednesday start ===
 
 Chicago,  IL  (Sports Network) - Ross  Ohlendorf will return to the Washington
 Nationals'  starting  rotation for Wednesday's  game against the Chicago Cubs,
 with the team activating the right-hander from the 15-day disabled list.
 
 Ohlendorf  has  been sidelined  since July  31 with  inflammation in his right
 shoulder.  He had  been pitching well prior to being shelved, recording a 1.85
 earned  run  average along  with a 2-0  mark over two  starts and eight relief
 appearances following a promotion from Triple-A in mid-June.
 
 The  31-year-old journeyman  is  expected to  receive an  extended  look as  a
 starter with the Nationals opting to shut down youngster Taylor Jordan for the
 remainder  of  the season. The  rookie is in his  first season back from Tommy
 John surgery performed in 2011.
 
 Washington optioned reliever Ian Krol to Triple-A Syracuse following Tuesday's
 matchup  against the Cubs to make room for Ohlendorf on the active roster. The
 left-hander went 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 27 appearances out of the bullpen.
 
 
 
 
 
 08/21 17:50:10 ET