Barrett is set to begin throwing a baseball again in the second week of July, a full year after his second elbow surgery, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
There's no guarantee Barrett will ever get back to the majors after his gruesome injury -- the right-hander snapped his humerus bone throwing a pitch as he was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery -- but the Nats signed him to a two-year minor-league deal this offseason and are willing to be patient with his recovery. If he avoids a setback once he begins his throwing program again, he could compete for a bullpen spot with Washington next spring.
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