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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg suffers side injury

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:59:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (side) left his start against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, July 4, due to tightness in his left side, according to manager Matt Williams. He will be re-evaluated Sunday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) had been pitching well prior to exiting the game as a precautionary measure, allowing one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings, with two walks and three strikeouts. Check back for more updates on his status.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner

Giants | Angel Pagan sitting vs. Nationals

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:26:23 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan is not in the starting lineup Saturday, July 4. OF Gregor Blanco is playing center field and batting first against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Saturday.

Fantasy Tip: Over his past 21 games, Pagan ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is batting just .205 with a .491 OPS. It is likely just a routine day off, but seeing as he would have to face Strasburg, Pagan wasn't a viable FantasyScore option anyway. Blanco ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a desperation source of cap relief, either.

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Nationals | Denard Span sitting vs. Giants

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:02:06 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span is not in the starting lineup Saturday, July 4. OF Michael Taylor is starting in center field and batting leadoff against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Saturday.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been sidelined a few times recently due to a nagging back injury. With an early start time Saturday after a night game, it is likely just a rest day for the outfielder, especially since it is a tough matchup against Bumgarner. Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is nothing more than a high-risk dice roll Saturday for FantasyScore players.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor leading off

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:56:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor is playing center field and leading off against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: It is a daunting matchup for Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap), so the boost his fantasy stock should receive atop the lineup is essentially mitigated by Bumgarner's shut-down stuff. Taylor is hitting well of late, though, with seven runs, five doubles, four RBI, two stolen bases and a .333/.360/.438 slash line.

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Nationals | Clint Robinson comes up big

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:39:42 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Clint Robinson hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) continues to see regular at-bats with Ryan Zimmerman sidelined wit a foot injury, and he is hitting .290 over his last 21 games and has two homers and six RBI in his last four. He could make a sneaky source of cap relief at FantasyScore until Zimmerman returns.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth talks timeline

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:12:43 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth said he is "days, not weeks, away from playing," Friday, July 3. "As soon as this wrist gets to where it needs to be, I can go on rehab assignment pretty quick," Werth added. "I'm pretty much able to do everything -- weight training-wise."

Fantasy Tip: Werth ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is still at least a month away from returning. He is worth stashing in the majority of leagues, but owners will want to keep their expectations in check. Werth could stumble out of the gate upon his return, and the nature of the injury could hinder his hitting, especially his power.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Ladson

Nationals | Wilson Ramos sitting Friday

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:38:18 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is out of the lineup Friday, July 3, with C Jose Lobaton in there hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Lobaton ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) isn't in there for his offense and shouldn't be in your FantasyScore lineup.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer goes the distance

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:11:22 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer went the distance in a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 2, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out nine.

Fantasy Tip: Even in the loss, Scherzer ($9,800, 19.6% of cap) was impressive. He has tossed three complete games in his last four starts, posting a 1.05 ERA during the stretch. When he takes the mound, you need to find a way to fit his salary into your lineup at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Denard Span destroying righties

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:36:05 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span is hitting .351 with a .916 OPS against right-handed pitching this season.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been equally dreadful against lefties, hitting .190 with a .513 OPS, but with Jake Peavy on the mound Friday, Span should be an great mid-range play at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Scott White

Nationals | Ian Desmond making adjustments

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:34:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is receiving the night off because he is working on mechanical adjustments to his swing and needs to build muscle memory, according to manager Matt Williams. Williams noted Desmond is working to bat with his hands higher.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has a career-low .219/.263/.347 slash line this season, and he has only two stolen bases. It wouldn't be out of the question to replace him in shallow leagues, or at least, he should be benched in the majority of formats. If there aren't upgrades available, hopefully Desmond's adjustments work out, and he can salvage his season. Don't count on it, though.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko

Nationals | Tyler Moore starting at first base

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:05:02 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Tyler Moore is playing first base and batting eighth against Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos Thursday, July 2. 1B Clint Robinson has started the past two games at first base, but he is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Moore ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has an underwhelming .646 OPS this season, and it is even worse (.484) against lefties. FantasyScore players will want to aim higher than Moore Thursday.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa knocks a pair of doubles

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:16:41 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with two runs, two doubles and a RBI during the Nationals' 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has filled in admirably for Washington, as the club is dealing with a slew of injuries. He has 37 runs, eight home runs and 23 RBI with a .259/.336/.438 slash line, which is nothing to scoff at for a middle infielder. FantasyScore players can target him in favorable matchups, but just note he is quite inconsistent. Through his previous eight games, Espinosa was 3-for-28 without an extra-base hit.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth continues to heal

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:11:17 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) continues to heal, but he is still at least a month away from a return. "And Jason's healing up. Continuing to heal that bone, so as soon as that bone is fully ready to go, he'll be ready to go," manager Matt Williams said Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Werth has been limited to 27 games after suffering a fractured left wrist. He is expected back sometime in August.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carlos Collazo

Nationals | Anthony Rendon limited to BP

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:40 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) was limited to batting practice Tuesday, June 30. He is still a few days away from running and taking ground balls.

Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Rendon's return, but he is moving slowly in the right direction. Avoid him in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carlos Collazo

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman works out in full

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:03 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) completed a full workout with the team's Class A Potomac affiliate Tuesday, June 30. "(Zimmerman) did a full workout, so he ran light bases, he took grounders, he did a full batting practice," manager Matt Williams said.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman is expected to repeat the workout Wednesday, and then the team will reassess. There is still no timetable for his return, so fantasy owners in all formats need to be patient.

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