Nats' Gio Gonzalez ready to return

Updated: June 13, 2014, 9:27 PM ET
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Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez, who completed his second rehab start Thursday, is ready to return to the big league rotation.

Manager Matt Williams said Friday that, barring a setback, the left-hander will come off the disabled list early next week.

Gonzalez has been on the DL since May 18 because of inflammation in his pitching shoulder.

"I know I'm ready," Gonzalez said Thursday. "I'm ready to go. I'm ready to slot myself back in there. Arm feels great. ...

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