RHP Bergmann latest Nationals starter to go on DL

Updated: May 18, 2007, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Nationals right-hander Jason Bergmann went on the 15-day disabled list with a swollen pitching elbow Friday, meaning four-fifths of the team's opening day rotation is sidelined by injury.

"They just don't want to make it worse. They don't want me to hurt something else trying to compensate," Bergmann said. "I want to pitch. I want to be healthy. If taking a couple extra days off is the key to that, so be it."

Bergmann (1-3, 2.76 ERA) complained of a sore elbow on Tuesday, a ...

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