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Nationals | Scott Hairston takes BP

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:42:50 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Scott Hairston (oblique) took batting practice Thursday, April 24. He is scheduled to take batting practice the next two days and participate in outfield drills Saturday, April 26.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeff Seidel

Nationals | Doug Fister throws bullpen session

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:32:00 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said SP Doug Fister (lat) felt good during a 40-pitch bullpen session Thursday, April 24. Fister is expected to make a rehab start for Single-A Potomac Sunday, April 27.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeff Seidel

Nationals | Not concerned about Gio Gonzalez

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:19:52 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams isn't concerned with SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) after he left his start with left shoulder tightness Wednesday, April 23. However, the team will wait to know more Saturday, April 26. Gonzalez will throw a bullpen session before the game Saturday to see if he can make his scheduled start Tuesday, April 29. Gonzalez had normal soreness Thursday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: As of now, expect Gonzalez to make his start next week. Check back this weekend to see if he suffers a setback during his bullpen.

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

Nationals | Gio Gonzalez leaves game

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:08:17 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) was removed from his start Wednesday, April 23, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim due to some shoulder tightness. Manager Matt Williams said the tightness was due to a cold night, and he doesn't consider it a big deal.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like the removal of Gonzalez was simply a precaution, and Gonzalez isn't in danger of missing his next scheduled start which is set for Tuesday, April 29, on the road against the Houston Astros. Barring any unexpected setbacks, start him in all fantasy leagues as you normally would.

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

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman's recovery on track

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:19:26 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (thumb) has started conditioning exercises and light fielding drills with just his glove hand. He's also running on an underwater treadmill. Zimmerman isn't ready to start squeezing a bat or putting pressure on his thumb, however, but recent X-rays showed his thumb is healing properly. The team's initial timetable for a four- to six-week recovery are on track.

Fantasy Tip: This is good news if you own Zimmerman. There is still a while before he'll be back, though, so you'll need to remain patient. Danny Espinosa remains a nice option for middle infield depth in deep mixed leagues until Zimmerman returns.

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

Nationals | Scott Hairston not ready

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:13:44 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Scott Hairston (oblique) is working his way back from a strained left oblique, and he took batting practice Wednesday, April 23, for the first time and suffered no setbacks. He'll need to go on a minor league rehab assignment before he returns. Hairston is eligible to come off the disabled list already.

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

Nationals | Drew Storen being rewarded for success

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:45 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is considering using RP Drew Storen in the eighth inning. Storen has retired 22 of 24 batters he's faced so far this year, with nine strikeouts and no walks. "I expect Drew to be ready to pitch at any point," Williams said. "He can pitch the seventh. He can pitch the eighth. He can close if need be. He's done it before and had success doing all three. Does it change roles? I think that's yet to be determined. We'll see how that all plays out. But he's capable, sure."

Fantasy Tip: Because of Storen's hot start and Tyler Clippard's poor performance early on, Storen should be considered the primary setup man to Rafael Soriano at this point. Add Storen in deep mixed leagues if you are looking to improve your counting pitching stats or if you want a handcuff to Soriano.

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

Nationals | Have trust in Aaron Barrett

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:23 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has trust in using RP Aaron Barrett in high-leverage situations late in ballgames. Barrett had retired 13 of the 16 batters he faced before being sent down April 12. Barrett could also see more late-game situations with RP Tyler Clippard struggling.

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

Nationals | Adam LaRoche out with injury

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:48 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (quadriceps) is sitting out with a sore quadriceps Tuesday, April 22. He was hit by a pitch there recently, but the injury isn't serious. 1B Tyler Moore is starting in his place. The Nats are also facing a left-hander Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Check back tomorrow to see if LaRoche is back in the lineup.

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

Nationals | Rehab start on horizon for Doug Fister

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:19:35 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) tossed three innings in a simulated game Tuesday, April 22, and will likely make a rehab start for Single-A Potomac Sunday, April 27. He'll need one more rehab start after that before being ready to return to the majors.

Fantasy Tip: Fister should be ready to rejoin the team in a couple of weeks after he builds some more arm strength in rehab outings. Check to see if he's out there on your waiver wire.

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

Nationals | Aaron Barrett recalled, Xavier Cedeno optioned

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:24 -0700

The Washington Nationals recalled RP Aaron Barrett from the minors Tuesday, April 22, and optioned RP Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.

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

Nationals | Bryce Harper returns to action Sunday

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:21:27 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper returned to the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, April 20, after being benched during the previous day's game for not hustling.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Nationals | Matt Williams benches Bryce Harper

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Saturday, April 19, that OF Bryce Harper was removed from the game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a "lack of hustle."

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

Nationals | Bryce Harper exits

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:17:07 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper left the game after the sixth inning Saturday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: No reason was given, but word in the Twitterverse is he was benched for lack of hustle.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Strauss

Nationals | Denard Span activated

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:05:07 -0700

The Washington Nationals have activated OF Denard Span (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list. The team also optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

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

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