by Blaine Blontz | Mon, Jun 27th 10:40am EDT
Jonathan Papelbon will begin his minor league rehab assignment on Monday with the Nationals' Single-A affiliate in Potomac. He's been recovering from an injury to his side that has sidelined him since the second week of June. (William Ladson on Twitter)
Papelbon should be back soon now that he's started his rehab assignment. He's expected to resume his role as the team's closer. His return would limit Shawn Kelley's value in saves leagues.