Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:30:57 -0700
Washington Nationals RPs Rafael Soriano, Tyler Clippard and Craig Stammen are unavailable Friday, Aug. 23. RP Drew Storen will close if a save situation arises.
Fantasy Tip: Don't run out and add Storen. Soriano will likely be back to active duty tomorrow night.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:06:58 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) has made nice progress, but he won't make a start this weekend. He threw two innings of a simulated game Wednesday, June 5, and will make a rehab start in the minors Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: Detwiler should be expected to return to the rotation after his minor league start, but oblique issues are tricky, so a minor setback could be meaningful. With Stephen Strasburg (lat) also on the DL, the Nats are running out of starting options. Nate Karns will continue to fill in for Detwiler. Ross Ohlendorf or Craig Stammen are options to replace Strasburg.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:21:47 -0700
The Washington Nationals will place SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 5, according to manager Davey Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg didn't really have a setback, but his lat is still tight after throwing Wednesday. The Nats will back date his DL stint to Saturday, June 1, and the team expects him to make only one rehab start and return as early as June 16. It could be worse. The fill-in options in his expected short absence are thin, and Craig Stammen likely makes the most sense. Any replacement's stay in the rotation won't be long enough to warrant much fantasy attention.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:51:15 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (oblique) said his oblique had been bothering him in recent starts before it caused him to leave his start early Friday, May 31. "It's something that's been nagging a little bit the last few starts, and I've been pitching really well, so I didn't really think about it too much," said Strasburg, who went just two innings -- the shortest start of his career -- before being removed. "There's a lot of times you go out there and you don't feel 100 percent. You've got to go out there and gut through it."
Fantasy Tip: Oblique strains usually always require disabled list stints, especially for pitchers. We fully expect Strasburg to need to miss at least one start, if not two, depending on the results of his examination Saturday. You should prepare for the same thing. Craig Stammen could join the rotation if Strasburg has to be placed on the DL.
Thu, 16 May 2013 18:21:31 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Zach Duke and RP Craig Stammen could be candidates to start Monday, May 20, if SP Ross Detwiler (back) is not able to pitch.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:58:04 -0800
Washington Nationals Ps Drew Storen, Ross Detwiler, Craig Stammen and Bill Bray, C Wilson Ramos, SS Ian Desmond, 2B Danny Espinosa and OF Roger Bernadina have all reported early to spring camp.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:41:03 -0800
The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with RP Craig Stammen Friday, Jan. 18, by agreeing to a two-year, $2.25 million deal.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:48:40 -0800
Seven Washington Nationals players are among the 133 to file for salary arbitration this week. OF Roger Bernadina, SS Ian Desmond, RP's Tyler Clippard, Craig Stammen and Drew Storen, and SP's Ross Detwiler and Jordan Zimmermann are among those to file.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:45:41 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Craig Stammen (illness) is battling an illness.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:36:55 -0700
The Washington Nationals have yet to name a starter for their game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 23, but manager Davey Johnson said it'll likely be between SPs Craig Stammen and Chien-Ming Wang. SP Zach Duke is not an option because Johnson wants to roll with a right-handed pitcher against the Brewers. SPs Yunesky Maya and Ryan Perry are not options because the team is ruling out calling up an arm from the minors.