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Marlins' Willingham, Olsen acquired by rebuilding Nats

Updated: November 11, 2008, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Starting pitcher Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham were traded by the Florida Marlins to the Nationals on Tuesday in a five-player deal that signals the start of Washington's efforts to revamp its roster after a major league-worst 59-102 season.

"They talk about the plan they have with this team," Willingham said, "and I believe in it."

The Marlins received second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and two minor leaguers: second baseman Jake Smolinski and right-hander ...

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