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Nationals | Ian Desmond headed to DL

The Washington Nationals will place SS Ian Desmond (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a tear in his left oblique. The team isn't putting a timetable on his return to the lineup. OF Corey Brown is expected to be called up in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Oblique strains can linger, so expect Desmond to be out for at least a month, if not longer. Danny Espinosa will shift over to shortstop and Steve Lombardozzi will fill in at second base. With more PT coming Lombardozzi's way, he can be useful in mixed leagues for middle infield depth. He also has outfield eligibility, too.

2012-07-22 15:24:09 | Source: CSNWashington.com and NatsInsider.com Mark Zuckerman

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