Reliever Craig Stammen could start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2013) Nationals reliever Craig Stammen could make a start if Ross Detwiler misses time after leaving Wednesday's game after three innings with back spasms.
Stammen replaced Detwiler and was able to go three innings, his longest appearance of the season. If Detwiler misses his next start, Stammen would be a candidate to fill the role.
Stammen came up through the Nationals' system as a starter but was converted to a reliever upon reaching the majors. Stammen has been able to get a high number of strikeouts out of the bullpen, but his arm might not be stretched out enough for him to pitch deep into a game. Detwiler's next start is scheduled for May 20 against the Giants.