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Nationals | Jayson Werth expected to play Tuesday

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:44:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (ankle) left the game Monday, July 28, against the Miami Marlins due to a twisted ankle. Manager Matt Williams said after the game that Werth is expected to be fine for Tuesday, July 29.

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


Nationals | Jayson Werth leaves game

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:43:03 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (leg) left the game Monday, July 28, against the Miami Marlins due to an apparent leg injury, and he was seen limping toward the dugout.

Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't appear to be terribly serious, as another report said he was smiling with teammates shortly after departing. He had been dealing with a knee injury, so perhaps he aggravated that ailment slightly.

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


Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman continues to rest

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:16:08 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) continues to rest his injured right hamstring. Manager Matt Williams said Monday, July 28, that he was uncertain how long Zimmerman will be sidelined after suffering a right hamstring injury last week. He was expected to visit a team doctor Monday. "There is still no activity, so we may have something after the game, certain (Tuesday) when we get here. We'll see what the doctor thinks," Williams said.

Fantasy Tip: With Zimmerman sidelined, Anthony Rendon has slid into an everyday role at the hot corner. That leaves second base wide open, with Danny Espinosa, Kevin Frandsen and Zach Walters competing for playing time at that position.

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


Nationals | Second base job up for grabs

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:15:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals will use 2B Danny Espinsoa, 2B Kevin Frandsen and SS Zach Walters at second base while 2B/3B Anthony Rendon serves as the everyday third baseman with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) sidelined. Manager Matt Williams said he will not just hand the job over to anyone in particular, and that he has decided the three players will battle it out.

Fantasy Tip: Daily fantasy owners will keep a close eye on the lineups an hour or two before game time. You can get good bargains in salary-cap formats, particularly if Frandsen or Walters are given the nod. They have generally had salary cap figures in the lower tier.

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


Nationals | 2B will be matchup-based

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:34:02 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters will keep splitting time based on matchups and hot-hand plays, according to manager Matt Williams.

Fantasy Tip: This adds shakiness to Espinosa's value, along with the possibility of the Nats adding a more stable 2B, like Aaron Hill.

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


Nationals | Danny Espinosa back in lineup

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:52 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is starting at second base Monday, July 28, because he looked calm at the plate Sunday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa could have plenty of PT with Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) shelved, but the threat of Washington acquiring another keystoner keeps his long-term value in jeopardy. Stay tuned.

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


Nationals | Aaron Hill an option?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:33 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill "makes a ton of sense" for the Washington Nationals in a trade, according to one evaluator without ties to either team. Hill could play second with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the disabled list. Next year with 1B Adam LaRoche having a mutual option, Hill could play second, 2B Anthony Rendon could move to third and Zimmerman could play first.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore


Nationals | Eyeing Jose Iglesias?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:01 -0700

The Washington Nationals have been on the lookout for a young shortstop, and they have an indirect connection to Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias, who may be available in a trade. The Nationals' international scouting director signed Iglesias out of Cuba in 2009. The Tigers sent a scout to Single-A Potomac last week.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore


Nationals | Scouting Red Sox

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:43:43 -0700

The Washington Nationals had a scout in attendance at the Boston Red Sox's games this weekend, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. The scout was on his usual coverage, but the Nats also had their top evaluators in Boston the previous weekend, and SP Jon Lester pitched in both series. It's unlikely Washington is looking at RPs Andrew Miller or Koji Uehara.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore


Nationals | Inquiring about Houston's relievers

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:39:12 -0700

The Washington Nationals have inquired about the Houston Astros' relief pitchers as the trade deadline nears, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Astros have scouting both Single-A Potomac and Triple-A Syracuse over the weekend. RP Tony Sipp best fits the team's preferences, and he isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore


Nationals | No timetable for Ryan Zimmerman

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:24:31 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is seeing a physical therapist, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. The Nationals have not disclosed a timetable for Zimmerman's return to the field.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned, but be prepared to wait several more weeks for Zimmerman's return.

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


Nationals | Jayson Werth returns to action Friday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:37:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, July 25.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa sitting

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:09:56 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Cincinnati Reds. SS Zach Walters is starting at second base and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Espinosa from your lineups in NL-only formats or deep leagues.

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


Nationals | Make roster moves

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:41 -0700

The Washington Nationals placed RP Matt Purke (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list. They also reinstated OF Eury Perez (foot) from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

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Nationals | Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa start

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:58:03 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B/3B Anthony Rendon went 1-for-5 with a single and RBI Wednesday, July 23, against the Colorado Rockies. 2B Danny Espinosa made the start at second base, going 1-for-4 with a double, run scored and stolen base.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon and Espinosa each figure to see even more playing with Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list. Rendon, in particular, is very attractive to fantasy owners because of his dual eligibility in both middle and corner infielder spots.

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