The Nationals announced they’ve reinstated infielder Starlin Castro from the restricted list. Also returning to the active roster is right-hander Austin Voth, who’s been on the 10-day injured list due to a broken nose. Reliever Ryne Harper was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, while outfielder Andrew Stevenson has been placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to June 17, with an
The Nationals announced they’re placing ace Max Scherzer on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 12, due to groin inflammation. Reliever Justin Miller has been selected to the roster to replace him. To clear space for Miller on the 40-man roster, Washington designated righty Rogelio Armenteros for assignment. Scherzer was forced out of his start on Friday
Ronald Acuna Jr. left today’s game in the bottom of the fifth due to right pectoral tightness, but Braves manager Brian Snitker doesn’t believe the injury is too serious. Snitker told reporters (including The Athletic’s David O’Brien) that the current belief is that Acuna won’t miss any games at all, as the star outfielder will
The Nationals announced a series of roster moves today. Most notably, setup man Daniel Hudson has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. Meanwhile, Erick Fedde was reinstated from the injured list, and Jefry Rodriguez had his contracted selected from Triple-A. The Nats also selected the contract of Andres Machado, whom
9:27 pm: Scherzer offered a positive update postgame, telling reporters (including Jessica Camerato of MLB.com) he suffered a mild groin injury. Scherzer said an MRI revealed inflammation but no muscle strain and termed himself day-to-day. 6:37 pm: Nationals star Max Scherzer left this evening’s start against the Giants in the first inning after a visit from the
Nationals manager Dave Martinez and Washington’s trainer visited with right-hander Stephen Strasburg after he began Tuesday night’s game with a four-pitch walk, and despite some obvious discomfort (noted by Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post), Strasburg stayed in the game. His fastball velocity was down to the point that his four-seamer was registering as a
The Nationals are planning to reinstate Stephen Strasburg from the injured list to start tomorrow’s game against the Orioles, manager Dave Martinez told reporters (including Maria Torres of the Athletic). It’ll be Strasburg’s first appearance in just over a month, as he went on the IL April 18 with right shoulder inflammation. Washington is surely thrilled
The Nationals announced they’ve placed right-handers Erick Fedde and Tanner Rainey on the injured list. One of the two players has tested positive for COVID-19, while the other was deemed a close contact, tweets Maria Torres of the Athletic. To replace Fedde and Rainey on the active roster, Washington recalled righties Paolo Espino and Kyle McGowin from Triple-A Rochester.
The Blue Jays have optioned Nick Allgeyer to Triple-A, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca (via Twitter). Allgeyer did not make an appearance and has yet to make his Major League debut. The Jays won’t make a corresponding move until tomorrow. There’s no need to fill his roster spot today given their day off. Since service
After spending parts of 13 seasons in the Major Leagues, veteran right-hander Jordan Zimmermann has announced his retirement, via a statement released by the Brewers. The two-time All-Star and Wisconsin native made it back to the big leagues this year for a brief run with his home state’s team, but he’ll now call it a
The Rockies announced a pair of corresponding roster moves today. They selected the contract of Connor Joe from Triple-A, while right-handed pitcher Jose Mujica was optioned to Triple-A. It’s good to see Joe back in the Majors. The 28-year-old opted out of 2020 after being diagnosed with testicular cancer, writes MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The Rockies
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 19: Paul DeJong #11 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning during a game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) This Manny Machado stat will have Padres fans celebrating by Steven
If the Washington Nationals become a seller as the trade deadline gets closer, could they move Max Scherzer? The Washington Nationals have won back-to-back games heading into a weekend series against the New York Mets. But they are still just 7-9 on the season, after posting a 26-34 mark last season to miss the playoffs.
If the Washington Nationals look like a seller in the time between now and the trade deadline, these five teams could make an offer for Max Scherzer. By his standards, Max Scherzer didn’t have a great 2020 season (3.74 ERA, 3.1 BB/9). But he’s back to his typical ace form so far this season, with
New York Mets, Washington Nationals. (Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports) Astros: 1 thing we learned from Opening Day win over A’s by Steven Kubitza Pirates announcer brilliantly trolls Cubs after win at Wrigley Field (Video) by Steven Kubitza The New York Mets vs. the Washington Nationals series has been postponed due to COVID. It may be
With news of his deal with the Washington Nationals, Kyle Schwarber won his breakup with the Chicago Cubs. With the Chicago Cubs motivated to trim payroll, it was not a surprise when they non-tendered outfielder Kyle Schwarber rather than go to arbitration or give him a one-year deal commensurate with that projected figure. Schwarber seems
The Washington Nationals have signed free agent pitcher Jon Lester. With the 2021 MLB season inching closer, several teams are trying to make moves in preparation for the new year. The Washington Nationals made a big addition to their starting rotation on Monday, when they agreed to a one-year deal with former Chicago Cubs pitcher
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Ronald Acuña Jr. stars for the Atlanta Braves these days, but he almost signed with the division rival Washington Nationals back in the day. What if I told you Ronald Acuña Jr. was this close to signing with the Washington Nationals instead of the Atlanta Braves? Braves Country, don’t worry about it. We’re cool. But for all
Davey Johnson, Washington Nationals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Red Sox sign Enrique Hernandez to two-year deal worth $14M by John Buhler Packers: Mike Pettine using embarrassing NFC Championship loss to 49ers as fuel by Bre’ana Singleton Former big league second baseman and championship skipper Davey Johnson is battling COVID. Longtime big league manager and second baseman Davey
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded first baseman Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals in a monster move. Who in the heck saw this move coming? While millions of folks are out there doing last-minute Christmas shopping, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals were busy working overtime on the biggest trade of the offseason thus far.
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 11: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Florida Gators give positive health update on Keyontae Johnson by John Buhler Sorry, Nationals fans. You’re not getting Kris Bryant this offseason. The Washington Nationals downgraded massively at third base, as Carter Kieboom’s inability to replace Anthony Rendon’s
Roman Quinn did his part helping Trea Turner hit an inside-the-park home run Trea Turner‘s inside-the-park homer was cool, but Roman Quinn‘s centerfield defense was not. In the top of the third inning in the series finale between NL East foes in the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Turner connects on Zach Eflin‘s offering
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – SEPTEMBER 15: Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) The wind nearly robbed Bryce Harper of a home run (Video) by David Salituro Trea Turner pulled off a masterful play at shortstop against the Marlins. Miami Marlins rookie Jazz Chisholm might be struggling at the plate
Joe West, Hunter Wendelstedt, MLB. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) Saints tried to pull of a sign-and-trade for Jadeveon Clowney by Brad Berreman Novak Djokovic out of US Open after hitting lineswoman in the throat (Video) by Veronica Elizabeth Bruno Joe West thinks he can throw anybody out of a baseball game at any time.
Joe West went full ump show on us Sunday afternoon, ejecting Nationals GM Mike Rizzo from the stands Cowboy Joe is one of the more well-known officials in any sport, in part because of his flare for the dramatic. Unfortunately, in this case we’re not talking about a signature strike or out call, or even
New York Yankees, Washington Nationals. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) A rain delay has gotten in the way of the Nationals’ game vs. the Yankees. Of course, we have a rain delay in the New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals game. We had to wait for months to get the MLB back in our lives.
Why The Dark Knight Rises is the best Christopher Nolan Batman movie by Mark Lynch Perfect landing spots for NFL’s top remaining free agents by Joseph Birdsall TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 24: Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first inning during the spring training game against the Pittsburgh
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – MARCH 01: Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves in action against the Boston Red Sox during a Grapefruit League spring training game at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on March 01, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) ESPN’s Jeff Passan didn’t take kindly to a