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Nationals exercise Williams' option for 2016

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Viera, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals have picked up the 2016 option on the contract of manager Matt Williams. Williams is entering his second season as the club's skipper and last year guided the Nationals to the National League East title. Washington led the NL with 96 wins in 2014, then bowed out in the Division Series against eventual World Series champion San...

Nats make Janssen signing official

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with reliever Casey Janssen on a one-year contract, the team announced Monday. The deal also includes a mutual option for 2016. "We are happy to add Casey Janssen to our stable of relief arms," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. "We're excited about what he will bring to our bullpen - on the mound, as...

Nationals announce 7-year deal for Scherzer

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals made it official on Wednesday, announcing a seven-year contract for free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer. The deal is reportedly worth $210 million. Scherzer turned down a $160 million offer last year from the Tigers. "Whenever you can acquire a player of Max Scherzer's ability level, character and toughness on the mound, those...

Report: Nationals complete deal for Scherzer

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals have reportedly completed a seven-year contract for free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer. Terms of Scherzer's deal weren't available, according to the Washington Post, but the newspaper reports it's almost sure to be worth more than the $160 million he turned down last spring when he was with the Detroit Tigers. The 30-year-old...

Nats and C Ramos avoid arbitration with one-year deal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals agreed to a one- year contract with catcher Wilson Ramos to avoid arbitration. According to CBSSports.com, the deal is worth $3.55 million. Ramos battled through another injury-plagued season in 2014, playing in just 88 games with stints on the disabled list with hand and hamstring injuries. He batted .267 with a .299 on-base...

Nationals avoid arbitration with Ramos, Stammen

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on one-year contracts with catcher Wilson Ramos and right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen on Thursday, avoiding arbitration. Ramos will earn $3.55 million in 2015 after hitting .267 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 88 games last season. He has clubbed 46 homers with 173 RBI over his five-year career. Stammen, who...

A's send Escobar to Nats for Clippard

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics on Wednesday acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Washington Nationals in exchange for recently obtained infielder Yunel Escobar. Clippard, 29, spent the past seven seasons with the Nationals, compiling a 34-24 record with 34 saves and a 2.68 ERA in 414 games. The two-time All-Star was 7-4 with a 2.18 in 75 appearances...

Nats sign Carp, Lerud to minor league deals

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Nationals signed infielder/outfielder Mike Carp and catcher Steven Lerud to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training on Tuesday. Carp was with Texas and Boston last season, hitting a combined .175 in 59 games. He is a career .254 hitter with 27 homers and 127 RBI in 318 games over six seasons with Seattle, Boston and Texas. ...

Nats' Werth undergoes shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth underwent successful surgery Friday to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. Werth is expected to miss between 2-to-3 months, putting his availability for the start of the 2015 season in question. The team did say, however, that there were no structural abnormalities found in his shoulder. The 35-year...

Report: Nats' Werth to have shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will undergo surgery Friday to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, according to the Washington Post. Werth is expected to be sidelined between 2-to-3 months, putting his availability for the start of the 2015 season in question. The Nationals have yet to confirm that the veteran slugger is headed for the...