Washington Nationals news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:59:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor his recovery to see when Taylor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) will be able to play again. He is hitting only .233 this month but does have four home runs and 14 RBI during that span. He could a starting option against certain opponents on FantasyScore.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:49:57 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) underwent X-rays on his hand injury, but they came back negative. Manager Matt Williams said Escobar does not need more tests on the hand and will just need treatment.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has dealt with injuries over the last few weeks, so owners should continue to monitor his status.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:23:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Denard Span (hip) out for the season, Espinosa ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) could find an avenue to extra playing time in left field, if he can handle himself defensively. Michael Taylor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) will also continue to see semi-regular at-bats. Espinosa is a viable value play at FantasyScore Friday.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:10:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Turner ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) was just recalled to the Nationals and has gone 0-for-5 to start his career. Still, he isn't a bad flier for FantasyScore players Friday, as he opens up lots of cap space. Escobar ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) missed time recently with a neck injury, so he is likely just receiving the game off to rest.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:56:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Michael Taylor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) will have the rest of the season to roam center field if his knee ailment isn't serious. He's a low-to-midrange option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:11:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) figures to see a sizeable bump in playing time with Denard Span (hip) out. Check his status Friday for FantasyScore usage.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:10:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Michael Taylor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is expected to see a bump in playing time and is a low-to-midrange option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:02:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has at least one RBI in four straight games, and he has nine RBI during the same stretch. However, he is still hitting just .224, so he is far from sure thing at FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:55:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After a couple of rough outings, Ross ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has allowed just one unearned over 13 innings in his last two starts. If he draws a solid matchup, Ross can make a worthwhile value play at FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:47:12 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) is dealing with back soreness, but manager Matt Williams said Thursday, Aug. 27, that Span isn't dealing with the back spasms that put him on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Williams also said that Span ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) could deal with soreness the rest of the year, so make sure you check on his status daily before committing to him at FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:41:24 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) is not in the starting lineup because he woke up sore Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Michael Taylor is starting in center field and batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Span ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is expected to receive some games off down the stretch, and Taylor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) projects to spell him in center field. While Span's seasonal value has upside, the nagging injury is a concern, and he isn't a must-own player in the majority of 12-team leagues. Taylor should be reserved for deep mixed formats, and you might want to look for better value than him at FantasyScore Thursday.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:37:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has posted a 10.22 ERA over his last three starts and has failed to pitch more than five innings in six of his last seven outings. Avoid using him in FantasyScore for the foreseeable future.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:50:12 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to shoulder issues, two sources said Wednesday, Aug. 26. McLouth is expected to be fine for next season. However, he has an option for $6.5 million, and the team is likely to buy him out for $750,000.
Fantasy Tip: McLouth has been a decent low-end option for FantasyScore players in years past, but you won't need to bother with him until 2016.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:38:19 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed two earned runs, two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings in a win Tuesday, Aug. 25, against the San Diego Padres. Strasburg is 5-1 with a 1.51 ERA over his past seven starts, and he is 5-1 in his career against San Diego.
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($9,000, 18.0% of cap) has been pricy all season for FantasyScore players, but he is finally living up to salary expectations lately.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:37:42 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) returned to the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25, against the San Diego Padres, but he was hitless in four at-bats with a walk. Manager Matt Williams said Span will work his way back slowly before playing on a daily basis.
Fantasy Tip: It was Span's ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) first action since July 6, so he was bound to be a little rusty. Give him a game or two to knock off the rust before trusting him again in FantasyScore.
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