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Nationals | Jayson Werth plays in minors

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:46:05 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) was able to hit in a minor-league game Monday, March 30, for the first time, a key step in his return.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Werth ($4,600; 9.2% of cap) will be ready for the regular season opener, so FantasyScore owners will want to be very careful in the early part of the season. Once he can prove his health he will be a solid source of power.

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


Nationals | Casey Janssen unlikely for OD

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:32:12 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Casey Janssen (shoulder) is dealing with rotator cuff tendonitis in his right shoulder, and he's unlikely to be ready for opening day. However, the Nationals don't think it's a long-term injury. "He's had it before," manager Matt Williams said. "They did an MRI, found that, and he's going to be fine. It's good news. No real issue, other than tendonitis back there. So we'll take care of that and get back going." Janssen hasn't pitched in a week, and he'll be shut down for at least a couple of days before receiving an anti-inflammatory injection. He was expected to be the team's primary eighth-inning reliever to set up RP Drew Storen in the closer's role.

Fantasy Tip: Janssen isn't expected to miss much time, so he'll likely be back in the setup role once he's healthy. He's the handcuff to Drew Storen if you're in a really deep mixed league or NL-only format. Storen (toe) was also dealing with an injury Monday, but he's expected to be fine for opening day.

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


Nationals | DL stint likely for Anthony Rendon?

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:25:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 2B/3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is "almost certain" to begin the season on the disabled list, in the opinion of Nats Insider's Mark Zuckerman.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on the severity of Rendon's injury and a return timeline. Additionally, it isn't 100% clear who would step in and play third base in Rendon's absence. Expect Danny Espinosa ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Kevin Frandsen ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) to potentially receive a few extra at-bats, but they're nothing more than low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests.

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


Nationals | Anthony Rendon still in limbo

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:17:55 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon (knee) was examined by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., Monday, March 30, to receive a second opinion on his left medial collateral ligament sprain. The organization is waiting for a diagnosis.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) appears in danger of missing the start of the season, or at least, he may have an adjustment period due to a lack of spring at-bats. He is likely entering risky territory for FantasyScore contests, too. It is a hefty price tag. Continue to check back for updates on Rendon.

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


Nationals | Drew Storen leaves with toe blister

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:11:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen (toe) left the game because of a blister on his right big toe Monday, March 30. It is not considered a serious issue.

Fantasy Tip: Storen remains a second-tier closer in seasonal leagues and is worth targeting after the top options come off the board in drafts. He posted a 1.12 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 11 saves over 56 1/3 innings serving primarily as a setup man last season, and he recorded 43 saves in 2011 in the closer role.

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


Nationals | Drew Storen leaves game early

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:27:53 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen (undisclosed) walked off the field with a trainer during a spring training game Monday, March 30, because of an undisclosed reason.

Fantasy Tip: Storen is scheduled to be the closer this season, so owners should monitor the situation to see if it is a long-term situation.

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


Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman back in lineup

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:21:33 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is back in the spring lineup Monday, March 30, two days after injuring his left shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) should be good to go for the season opener in a week unless he suffers a setback before then. Multipositional eligibility makes Zimmerman more attractive this season, but he still carries plenty of injury risk.

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


Nationals | Two pitchers may walk via free agency

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:31:58 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann and SP Stephen Strasburg may be allowed to leave the team via free agency. Because both pitchers received Tommy John surgery in the past, a risk of re-injury rises after around 400-600 innings.

Fantasy Tip: Both pitchers are still worth drafting in higher rounds of NL and mixed leagues for now. The Nationals are gambling down the road the pitchers may be more ineffective, but the current Nationals rotation may be one of the best baseball has seen in years.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Thomas Boswell


Nationals | Dan Uggla could opt out of deal

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:24:53 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Dan Uggla could opt-out of his minor league deal Wednesday, April 1. He has played well this spring, batting .323 with two home runs, six RBIs and an OPS of 1.042 in 31 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: If the Nationals don't hold on to him, a number of other MLB teams could be in the market for Uggla ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), whose strong performance this spring may be related to offseason treatment designed to restore his balance after he had suffered several undetected concussions. Assuming he is on a major league roster at the beginning of the season, he could be worth a flier in FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo


Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman out a couple days

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:13:12 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is likely to miss the next two or three days after jamming his left shoulder/upper back area diving for a ball Friday, March 27. No MRI will be taken, and he said he feels better already.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman ($5,100, 10.2% of your cap) is at the bottom of the first tier of FantasyScore first basemen, but we're not sure his production matches that. He needs to prove his health and ability to get back to his .280-25-90 self before we're comfortable at that price.

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


Nationals | Jayson Werth to swing Saturday

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:13:45 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is scheduled to take swings against a batting practice pitcher Saturday, March 28. He said he is feeling soreness in his shoulder because he is building up strength in the shoulder. Werth is still not ruling out opening day even though he knows he is running out of time.

Fantasy Tip: Werth ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is working his way back from his offseason shoulder surgery but may not be ready for the first few games of the season. Owners on FantasyScore probably should avoid Werth until he is regularly in the lineup.

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


Nationals | Extension unlikely for Jordan Zimmermann

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:19 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann, who said he won't talk contract extension during the regular season, said it doesn't look good for him to reach a long-term deal with the team before now and opening day. It's believed that there haven't been substantive contract talks between the two sides to this point. Zimmermann is eligible for free agency this winter, and the team may have moved on after the signed SP Max Scherzer to a team-record $210 million deal this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) is having a fine spring in what is shaping up to be a contract year for him. With one of baseball's best lineups behind him, Zimmermann is truly a fantasy ace and consistently worth considering at FantasyScore.

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


Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman taken out of game

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:24:28 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (side) left the spring game early Friday, March 27, after having "banged himself" on the left side while making a diving stop in the first inning, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman didn't ask to be taken out, though, and Williams insisted the move was precautionary. "He's good," Williams said following his team's 1-1 tie with the St. Louis Cardinals. "He's played three in a row. He's fine. He dove for that ball, banged himself a little bit. But he's good. No worries."

Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman will always be a risky fantasy baseball player because of his injury-prone ways, but the fact that he now has eligibility at third base, outfield, and eventually first base, makes him an intriguing asset.

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


Nationals | No timetable for Anthony Rendon

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:50:11 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) has no timetable for his return to baseball activities, according to manager Matt Williams. Rendon had a second MRI exam Wednesday, March 25, that came back clean. Rendon was feeling better than he has recently, though.

Fantasy Tip: The longer Rendon ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) takes to get back to baseball activities, the greater chance he has of not being ready on opening day. You may want to play it cautious with him at FantasyScore and hold off on him when he returns, because he might be slow out of the gates due to lack of spring at-bats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jamal Collier


Nationals | Bryce Harper returns Friday

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:33:31 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (illness) returned to the lineup Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is an upper echelon OF to consider on FantasyScore.

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