Solis one start away from leaving Florida

Nationals left-handed pitching prospect Sammy Solis has fully recovered from a couple of injuries and is ready for what is expected to be his final start in extended spring training in Florida.

Solis first injured his quadriceps running late in spring training. Then, he suffered a groin strain that the team’s medical staff originally thought might have been a hernia.

“It turned out it was not a hernia, so everything is fine,” Solis said.

If the 6-foot-5, 230-lb., University of San Diego product makes it through Monday’s start unscathed and healthy, Solis would be activated from the disabled list. He is likely to be assigned to Single-A Potomac as early as next week.

Solis is scheduled to go five innings against the Detroit Tigers’ extended spring training squad on Monday.

After the second-round selection signed last season, Solis made two appearances with the low Single-A Hagerstown Suns, pitching four innings, allowing no runs on just two hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

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