Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:50:28 -0800
Free-agent RP Joe Nathan (Giants) was signed to a minor league deal by the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:12:42 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Joe Nathan's contract was purchased by the Giants Saturday, Sept. 3.
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.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 21:15:22 -0700
The Chicago Cubs designated RP Joe Nathan for assignment Friday, Aug. 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.