5 years ago

According to Nationals manager Davey Johnson, Dan Haren looked impressive during his first side session as a member of the Nationals on Friday.

Johnson noted that his stuff looked "really good" and that he had good command. Catcher Jhonatan Solano also gave him rave reviews, noting his ability to command the cutter while getting impressive movement on the pitch. Haren is coming off a highly disappointing and injury-riddled 2012 campaign, but could be poised for a big bounce-back effort in 2013.