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Dan Haren
Injury problem a lingering issue for Nationals

They had no game Monday, but it was hardly a day off for the Washington Nationals. At Nationals Park, Bryce Harper took his latest step back to the lineup with a workout. Starting pitcher Dan Haren planned to receive an MRI on his stiff right shoulder. The Nationals held their breath that Jayson Werth's groin strain would turn out to be nothing. Along with underperformance and roster changes, injuries have turned the Nationals from a preseason favorite to a team flirting with .500. Ten Nationals players, including stars Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Zimmerman and former Orioles draft pick Werth, have missed a combined 272 games on the disabled list this season. Last year, the...