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  • Not a very good outing for a guy who seemed ready to thrust himself into the fifth-starter conversation.

    Live blog: Astros at Nationals, Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla. 2011

  • While Tom Gorzelanny (illness) and Chien-Ming Wang (shoulder) -- the two veterans the Nationals hope will solidify their rotation this season -- work their way back to game-shape, the battle for that open fifth-starter job continues to be the best story of the camp.

    Fifth starter intrigue 2011

  • Early this morning, Manager Jim Riggleman said the plan, while there is some competition for the fifth spot, is to give Gorzelanny the fifth-starter spot.

    Tom Gorzelanny takes positives out of rough first outing 2011

  • But that's does add some intrigue to the fifth-starter derby.

    Spring training (sort of) live-blog, I'm Sorry Houston Edition 2011

  • Just a reminder: Tom Gorzelanny and Chien-Ming Wang, candidates for the team's fifth-starter job, are both scheduled to pitch in a "camp" game against minor-leaguers at 10 a.m. on one of the back fields.

    Chico, Bisenius, Martis victims in first round of cuts 2011

  • A fifth-starter candidate in camp who went undrafted in many deep AL-only leagues (and was a reserve-round pick in LABR), Lee quickly proved he was much better than that.

    Fantasy awards: Surprise stars, crossovers and Manny the MVP 2008

  • With Garcia likely to begin the season in extended spring training, and fellow fifth-starter sweepstakes entrants Niese and Tim Redding headed for the minor leagues and the disabled list, respectively, it appears to be up to Livan Hernandez as long as the Mets and Pedro Martinez stay far apart on an appropriate salary for 2009.

    Meet the Mets' Fifth Starter 2009

  • The good teams know that a win here or there is not worth the danger of carrying a fifth-starter, combustible type. - Making the most of your September 2001

  • Presumptive fifth-starter Brandon McCarthy has changed his style of pitching in the past year, going from a power pitcher to more of a crafty type.

    SFGate: Top News Stories Chronicle (Susan Slusser 2011

  • He isn't likely to appear in a game until the middle of the month at the earliest, and his chances of getting back into the fifth-starter mix are decreasing.

    SFGate: Top News Stories Chronicle (Susan Slusser 2011


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