The right-hander had successful surgery on his right elbow Thursday, while the Nationals' rookie center fielder is out of the lineup again.

Discuss here: Tanner Roark vs. Julio Teheran.

Michael A. Taylor is out of the Nationals lineup Friday and Jose Lobaton is behind the plate.



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Discuss tonight's series opener with the Braves here.

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