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O'Connor's Stay Could Be Long-Term

O'Connor's Stay Could Be Long-Term

Initially, Mike O'Connor was just a stopgap solution for the Nationals' starting rotation. Now, with John Patterson still having problems with his forearm and the success that O'Connor has had, the young lefty could be in the majors for much longer than expected.

Mike O'Connor's fill-in stint in the major leagues will last a little longer than anyone expected. With John Patterson still sidelined by a strained forearm, O'Connor has stepped up and made a name for himself. The rookie left-hander won for the second time in three starts Sunday, beating the Pirates 5-4 and earning the praise of his manager. "The kid has a lot of heart," Frank Robinson said...

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