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Nats place P Fister on DL

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals placed right- handed pitcher Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list with forearm soreness and recalled A.J. Cole to take his place on the 25-man roster. Fister, 31, was rocked for seven runs in two innings against San Diego on Thursday. He is 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in seven starts this season. The 23-year-old Cole, another right...

Bryce Harper Finally Flashing MVP Form for Washington Nationals

By Jake Rose, 2 years 5 months ago
The hype surrounding Bryce Harper has been snowballing since 2009 when the words “Chosen One” were plastered next to his wiry, 16-year-old frame on the cover of Sports Illustrated. After three seasons of injuries, awkward interviews (“That’s a clown question, bro”), massive bat flips, arguments with managers, face-planting into outfield walls, and staring down...

Stretching the Field: Harper's dialed in

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - I pitched my entire life and one of the strong pieces of advice that lingers came from a high school hitting coach. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the gentlemen's full name and only the sound of coach Buck's raspy, Lucky Strike-induced voice telling us to "throw the hands" in the batter's box remains fresh. Power from the mound is what I had....

Nats recall Taylor, Solis

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals made four roster moves before Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. The Nationals recalled pitcher Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg and outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse. The team also placed outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain and optioned pitcher A.J. Cole to...

Recap: Miami vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin Prado's go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game set. Adeiny Hechavarria smacked a leadoff double in the eighth before Donovan Solano popped out on a bunt attempt. Dee Gordon beat out an infield single to put runners on the corners, however,...

Dodgers acquire LHP Cedeno from Nationals

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired left-hander Xavier Cedeno from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations. Cedeno, 28, was designated for assignment by Washington last week after allowing two runs in three innings over five appearances in 2015. Lefties batted .252 against him in that time. In five seasons with the Nationals...

Recap: Washington vs. St. Louis

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Yunel Escobar smacked a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game set. The Cardinals sent the game into extras following Matt Holliday's RBI single in the ninth, but Escobar crushed a Carlos Villanueva (1-1) first-pitch fastball into the...

Nats activate Span from DL

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals activated center fielder Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Span had surgery to repair a core muscle in early March after a previous procedure to fix a sports hernia injury last December. The move comes after Span went 5-for-12 with a home run during a three-...

Recap: Washington vs. Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Harper's three-run homer backed a strong start from Max Scherzer as the Washington Nationals downed the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 in the second installment of a four-game series. Scherzer (1-1) picked up his first win in a Nationals uniform by throwing eight innings of one-run ball. The offseason acquisition scattered four hits, struck out nine and...

Nationals' Stammen needs surgery for torn flexor tendon

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals reliever Craig Stammen has a torn flexor in his right forearm and will require surgery, manager Matt Williams announced Thursday. There is no date set for the surgery, and the timetable for his recovery will be decided on the extent of the tear. The Nationals placed Stammen on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with stiffness in...