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05/26/09 8:15 PM ET

Flores, Dukes make progress

Catcher has successful rehab outing; outfielder gets close

NEW YORK -- Nationals catcher Jesus Flores, on the disabled list because of a right shoulder contusion, went 2-for-3 and threw out a base stealer for Double-A Harrisburg without any pain on Monday.

If he continues to make progress, Flores will be activated from the disabled list before the three-game series against the Phillies.

Outfielder Elijah Dukes, on the DL because of a left hamstring strain, played five innings in an extended spring game and is expected to join Harrisburg for a rehab assignment in a couple of days.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.