Nationals, Mike Rizzo in Search of Their Kind of Fifth Starter

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Nationals, Mike Rizzo in Search of Their Kind of Fifth Starter
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ASHVILLE — The Washington Nationals need a fifth starter, but here’s the thing about General Manager Mike Rizzo: He doesn’t do fifth starters, at least not in any conventional sense. Other teams in need of a No. 5 starter may look for innings eaters or junkballers or any lefty with a pulse. Rizzo looks at his four twenty-somethings with oppressive stuff and wants another to complete the set. He does not want his fifth starter to be a Fifth Starter...

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