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Nationals | A.J. Cole to make his debut Tuesday

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:17:07 -0700

The Washington Nationals will recall SP A.J. Cole from the minors to make the start Tuesday, April 28, against the Atlanta Braves in place of the injured SP Max Scherzer (thumb).

Fantasy Tip: Cole will be making his major league debut. It's uncertain if it will be one-and-done or if he will get a chance to start again, but FantasyScore owners need not bother with him for now.

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


Nationals | Yunel Escobar to miss a game or two

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:38:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Yunel Escobar (hand) suffered lacerations on his hand during the game Monday, April 27, against the Atlanta Braves. X-rays did not reveal any fractures, although he expects to miss at least a game or two.

Fantasy Tip: If Escobar misses time it is likely Danny Espinosa ($1,800; 3.6% of cap) slides over to third base, while Dan Uggla ($1,900; 3.8% of cap) picks up starts at second base. That was the setup for manager Matt Williams once Escobar departed Monday.

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


Nationals | Max Scherzer pushed back

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:07:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, April 28, due to a jammed thumb on his pitching hand. He suffered the injury in an at-bat Thursday, April 23. "I would think that before another five days he'd be back," manager Matt Williams said Monday, April 27. "But there's a progression there, too."

Fantasy Tip: The Nationals have yet to name a replacement for Tuesday, and will not do so until their game Monday is completed. FantasyScore owners will want to avoid Scherzer ($9,200; 18.4% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in a full start without any setbacks.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - John Donovan


Nationals | Anthony Rendon scratched

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:57:22 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) was scratched from his minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg Monday, April 26, after he "felt fatigued." The team is giving him a day off as a precaution.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is working his way back slowly from a knee injury he suffered in spring training. The Nats aren't rushing him back despite their slow start in 2015. It may be another week before he returns, but he should be good to go for all FantasyScore users once he's back in Washington's lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Anthony Rendon to play some 2B

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:38:51 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) will play both second and third base when he returns to the team, according to manager Matt Williams.

Fantasy Tip: The news likely won't impact Rendon's ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) fantasy value at all upon his return, but it might help keep Yunel Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) in the lineup more often. Rendon should be a nightly FantasyScore consideration when he makes his season debut sometime early next month.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Max Scherzer's injury not serious

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:30:38 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) is expected to only need a couple extra days off and be pushed back in the starting rotation. He's unlikely to miss a full turn in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,200, 18.4% of cap) should be good to go later this week, and he'll continue to be an excellent FantasyScore choice with high strikeout potential.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Anthony Rendon to rehab Monday

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:21:50 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) will play second base at Double-A Harrisburg again Monday, April 27, and he's scheduled to go seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is getting awfully close to returning to the team and making his season debut for the Nats. Once he's back in there, he should be a daily consideration for FantasyScore players. Yunel Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Danny Espinosa ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) could be headed for a platoon at the keystone as a result.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Max Scherzer likely to miss next start

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:12:51 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) is doubtful to make his next scheduled start against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, April 28. He was unable to throw without discomfort in his right thumb, which he believes may be caused by a sprained ligament.

Fantasy Tip: Expect the Nats to err on the side of caution with Scherzer ($9,200, 18.4% of cap), who is in the first season of a seven-year deal worth $210 million. If the team decides to recall a starter from the minors to pitch Tuesday, SP A.J. Cole appears to be the most likely option. RP Tanner Roark, who served as a starter for much of last year, is unlikely to move back into the rotation.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com and NatsInsider.com Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Max Scherzer day-to-day

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:47:33 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) said Sunday, April 26, his thumb injury feels day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,200, 18.4% of cap) has given up just four earned runs through his first four starts of the season and sports a 1.26 ERA. Scherzer has been lucky to not allow a home run yet this season, but owners will be continuing to throw him out there as often as possible, regardless of any regression. FantasyScore owners will want to own Scherzer as often as possible this year, so it's promising that he doesn't expect to miss any time.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Nationals | Stephen Strasburg struggles in Miami

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:48:05 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings in a loss to the Miami Marlins Saturday, April 25, and he now has a 5.65 ERA in eight career starts at Marlins Park.

Fantasy Tip: In addition to his struggles in Miami, Strasburg ($8,200, 16.4% of cap) has been struggling in general this year. He has a 4.88 ERA, and opponents are hitting .317 against him. Until he strings together a couple of strong starts, it is tough to justify paying for him at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer's thumb still an issue

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:29:06 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) had his scheduled bullpen session pushed back to Sunday, April 26, but he is still hoping to make his next start against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, April 28.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,200, 18.4% of cap) has been stout in his first year in Washington, and the Nationals aren't likely to take any chances with their ace. If he takes the mound Tuesday, consider him safe to use at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Nationals | Anthony Rendon could return next week

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:46:57 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) said he felt good after going 1-for-2 with a double in his first rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg Friday, April 24. He is expected to play seven innings Saturday, April 25, before receiving the day off Sunday, April 26. Rendon will play seven innings Monday, April 27, before playing a full game Tuesday, April 28. The Nationals want to make sure he is capable of playing in at least one full game before they decide to activate him from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: If all goes well, Rendon ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) could be activated in time for the beginning of a four-game series against the New York Mets Thursday, April 30. He should be added to fantasy lineups immediately upon his return. Yunel Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Danny Espinosa ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) - both of whom have seen playing time at the hot corner in Rendon's absence - could wind up platooning at second base once he returns.

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


Nationals | Bryce Harper leads in walks

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:20 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper currently leads the majors in walks heading into the games Friday, April 24, with 15 of them. "I think it's more pitchers not giving me pitches to hit," Harper said. "I'm just trying to be as patient as I can and get my pitch to hit and not give in to what they're doing." Harper has been intentionally walked five times in 16 games. He has done a better job this year of laying off pitches off the plate, too. But he's also struck out 22 times, which is second in the National League.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) isn't off to the best start in 2015, but it's still early and he does have four home runs, despite hitting .259 (14-for-54). The improve plate patience will be good for Harper in the long run. He should be a daily consideration for a lineup spot at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | More on Ryan Zimmerman

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:29:02 -0700

Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) is steal dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot despite starting Friday, April 24, and it's an ongoing problem for him. Zimmerman sleeps with a splint on his foot at night and keeps it in ice and has anti-inflammatory medication to keep the swelling down.

Fantasy Tip: If you own Zimmerman ($4,000, 8.0% of cap), make sure you have replacements handy in case the injury-prone veteran succumbs to yet another injury. Zimmerman is off to somewhat of a slow start, too, and his sore foot may be playing a part. Keep an eye on him.

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


Nationals | Max Scherzer has swollen thumb

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:25:43 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) has a swollen right thumb after injuring it hitting Thursday, April 23. He's scheduled to do his normal between-starts throwing session, but if he can't, they'll adjust the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,200, 18.4% of cap) didn't believe his injury was all that serious, and he expects to make his next start. Keep an eye on his progress nonetheless. He's off to a great start with his new club, and he should be in consideration for a pitcher slot at FantasyScore each time he toes the rubber.

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