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Nats: Ian Desmond heading to DL

Updated: July 23, 2012, 3:05 PM ET
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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced Sunday that All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a tear in his oblique.

Desmond has been trying to play through the injury, but an MRI on Sunday revealed the tear.

Johnson said that Desmond was hurting at the end of Saturday's doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves.

"There was no point (Saturday) where I felt I made it worse," Desmond said. "I was just ready for it to ...

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