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Nats shut down four for season, including Kearns, Young

Updated: September 17, 2008, 7:27 PM ET
Associated Presss

WASHINGTON -- Austin Kearns, Dmitri Young, Ronnie Belliard and Jesus Flores are being shut down by the Washington Nationals for the rest of the season because of injuries.

"By the time you start them up when they are healthy, there's not enough time to get ready to play," general manager Jim Bowden said Wednesday before Washington's game against the New York Mets. "And you're not going to risk an injury forcing a guy back to play two or three games at the very end."

The players were ...

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