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Giants | Joe Nathan called up

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:12:42 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Joe Nathan's contract was purchased by the Giants Saturday, Sept. 3.

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Giants | Joe Nathan inks minor-league deal

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 23:22:50 -0700

Free-agent RP Joe Nathan was signed to a minor-league contract by the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, Aug. 16. He was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 5.

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Cubs | Joe Nathan designated for assignment

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 21:15:22 -0700

The Chicago Cubs designated RP Joe Nathan for assignment Friday, Aug. 5.

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Cubs | Joe Nathan grabs win in debut

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:10:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Joe Nathan picked up the win in his season debut, allowing one hit while walking one and striking out three in a scoreless inning against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan looked sharp in his debut, but he won't be much of a factor in fantasy leagues as a setup man.

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Cubs | Joe Nathan joins bullpen

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:33:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Joe Nathan (elbow) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Sunday, July 24. The team also optioned SP Adam Warren to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan likely will be used as a setup man for the time being and likely will not receive many save opportunities. He should have some value in NL-only leagues but can be avoided in most other leagues.

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Cubs | Joe Nathan set to return

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:57:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Joe Nathan (elbow) will return from his rehab assignment Sunday, July 24, against the Milwaukee Brewers, manager Joe Maddon said.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan will likely work in the later innings, but save chances probably aren't in his future. He can be ignored in a majority of fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Joe Nathan to pitch Wednesday

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:58:47 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Joe Nathan (elbow) is scheduled to pitch Wednesday, July 20, for Class AAA Iowa, and he might be added to the big club's roster for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has allowed just two runs and three hits with two walks over nine innings in 10 appearances. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed Nathan will not be used to close games.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan is making his way back from Tommy John surgery. He is likely to work in late innings as a setup man, and he will only help those in deeper NL-only rotisserie fantasy leagues at this point.

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MLB | Joe Nathan intends to pitch in 2016

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:42:01 -0800

Free-agent RP Joe Nathan (Tigers) is "definitely planning on playing this season," according to agent Dave Pepe, who added that his workouts are going well.

Fantasy Tip: The 41-year-old right-hander missed the entire 2015 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and has received interest from 10 teams. He should be viewed as a desperation flier in all fantasy formats at this point and is unlikely to resume pitching before May.

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MLB | Joe Nathan garnering plenty of interest

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:00:29 -0800

Free-agent RP Joe Nathan (Tigers) is receiving interest from 10 teams, but he is not close to making a decision on who to sign with, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan is currently recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, and at 41, there is no telling what is left in the tank for the veteran. If the cookie crumbles in his favor, there could be save opportunities in his future, but at this point, he is nothing more than a desperation flier in the endgame of drafts. Stay tuned for updates.

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MLB | Joe Nathan eyes late-spring return

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:27:57 -0800

Free-agent RP Joe Nathan (Tigers) told MLB Network Radio that he expects a May or June comeback from elbow surgery at the earliest.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan could be a decent candidate to close games if his elbow rebounds and some team's stopper falters. For now, stay tuned to see where he lands. He may make a good end-of-draft flyer in mixed leagues if you can draft and stash away players.

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