PhillyBurbs.com "In a few days, Chase Utley will return to the Phillies’ active roster, and the everyday lineup that Ruben Amaro Jr. drew up in long and dreary winter days will finally be together again. At that point, Kevin Frandsen will return to his spot as one of the first guys off Charlie Manuel’s bench...." June 19
Washington Post "Danny Espinosa began his rehab assignment at Class AAA Syracuse on Thursday. After undergoing MRI exams on his wrist and shoulder, he received a cortisone shot in the fractured right wrist he played with for six weeks. He’s now landed on the disabled list for about 10 days of rest, and the..." June 18
CSN Washington "As the ball soared toward the right-field bleachers and the previously raucous crowd of 44,990 fell dead-silent, the visitors dugout at Citizens Bank Park sprung to life. In a season with precious few moments of true elation, Chad Tracy's down-to-the-last-strike home run in the top of the ninth..." June 18
ESPN.com "Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been cleared to begin testing his injured knee a week after receiving a cortisone shot and a platelet-rich plasma injection into the joint, according to local media reports. Harper, placed on the disabled list June 1 for bursitis in the left..." June 18
Philly.com "The shaving cream was still visible in Domonic Brown's hair when he arrived at his locker in a T-shirt and shorts. The single he knocked through the middle of the Nationals infield was not the most impressive hit of the night, but it was the last one, and that meant a heck of a lot for a..." June 18
Washington Post "If it’s not already painfully clear, baseball and fate work in a mysterious ways. On Monday, the second-place Nationals, 3-3 through this nine-game road trip, open a three-game series against the third-place Phillies in Philadelphia. And who is expected to start for the Phillies? John Lannan,..." June 17
Boston Globe "Early this week, the Houston Astros will formulate a game plan as to how to approach their veteran assets. Teams are already calling about Bud Norris, a cheap ($3 million) solution to any contender’s rotation. Cheap in salary, but he won’t be cheap in acquisition cost. The Astros are willing..." June 17
Cleveland Plain Dealer "He was dominant, again, as if nothing had changed since he last took the mound. And Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg wasn't bad, either, in his first game back from the 15-day disabled list. But it was the Indians' Corey Kluber who was the most dominant pitcher Sunday as he pitched..." June 16
Hardball Talk "From beat writer James Wagner of the Washington Post comes word that the Nationals have, as scheduled, activated ace right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list. Strasburg will return to the Nats’ starting rotation on Sunday afternoon to face the Indians after sitting out the past..." June 16
Washington Post "Anthony Rendon skied the first pitch he saw from Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano in the ninth inning. Second baseman Jason Kipnis raced into foul territory and first baseman Nick Swisher ran back to make a play that appeared routine. Two defenders, an easy popup in foul ground. Neither,..." June 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "No matter what, Drew Stubbs was running. That's what the speedy Tribe outfielder does best, so it makes sense. It was the ninth inning, and Stubbs was going to run no matter what Jason Kipnis did in his at-bat, no matter where he smacked the ball. So Stubbs had a jump when Kipnis knocked a..." June 15
Washington Post "The process of piecing this Washington Nationals season back together may have begun in earnest here Thursday afternoon. Left-hander Ross Detwiler started a game for the first time in 28 days, a nagging muscle strain in his side finally behind him. Stephen Strasburg’s return is just days away,..." June 14
Washington Post "Wilson Ramos suffered a slight setback during his rehab from a left hamstring strain, according to Manager Davey Johnson, and is “a long shot” to return for the all-star break next month. Ramos was running during first-to-third drills in Viera, Fla., and “slightly re-injured” himself two days ago,..." June 13
Washington Post "Danny Espinosa will begin his rehab assignment Thursday at Class AAA Syracuse and is expected to play three innings in his first game, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said. After playing for nearly six weeks with what was later discovered as a fractured right wrist, Espinosa is expected to ramp up..." June 13
Washington Times "Stephen Strasburg had a bullpen session at Coors Field on Thursday morning and the Washington Nationals’ right-hander, who has been out since May 31 with a Grade 1 strain of his right lat muscle, was cleared to start Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. Strasburg, who was pulled after his second..." June 13
MLB.com "Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Tigers skipper Jim Leyland announced their All-Star Game coaching staffs on Thursday, and there's a noticeable New York connection with each member of the group. Nationals manager Davey Johnson and Mets skipper Terry Collins will serve as Bochy's National League..." June 13
Washington Post "The Washington Nationals’ season of disappointment and injury was injected with a measure of life Wednesday night by a 30-year-old journeyman pitcher plucked fresh from Class AAA. In the hitting-friendly confines of Coors Field, right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, toiling in Syracuse before officially..." June 13
Chicago Tribune "The Cubs acquired another arm for the bullpen Tuesday, trading for Nationals right-hander Henry Rodriguez for a Class-A pitcher. Rodriguez was designated for assignment by the Nationals last week after going 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 17 relief appearances. The Cubs sent Kane County right-hander..." June 12
Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez strikes without warning. He did it again Tuesday night in the Rockies' 8-3 victory over the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. The all-star outfielder struck out the first two times he faced Nationals starter Dan Haren — and didn't look good doing it. But really, CarGo was..." June 12
Washington Post "In the past week, the Nationals played six games and committed seven errors on defense. Only one of those errors — Adam LaRoche’s fielding error in the fourth inning of Saturday’s 4-3 11-inning loss — could directly be linked to contributing to a loss, but, as a whole, the Nationals have continued..." June 11
Stephen Strasburg already completed his sim game at Coors Field. Threw to a few teammates. Seems he was still alive when he left the mound.
Ross Ohlendorf will start for the #nats tomorrow. Ross Detwiler on track to come off DL and start Thursday.
Washington Post "Bryce Harper underwent “no operative procedures” in his Monday visit with orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, his agent Scott Boras said. Harper was seen wearing a bulky knee brace at the Atlanta airport in a photo uploaded to Twitter. Boras described the knee brace “precautionary” and in place “just..." June 11
The plan is for Harper to rest for one week and then the docs will reevaluate him. Knee was put in brace solely to rest it.
CSN Washington "After Sunday’s doubleheader against the Twins, the Nats optioned first baseman Tyler Moore to Triple-A Syracuse in order to keep Chris Marrero up with the big league club. Marrero was brought up as the team’s 26th man for the two-game set. Moore heads to the minors for the first time this season..." June 10
CSN Washington "The Nats entered Sunday two games under .500, fresh off an extra innings loss, after seven consecutive games where they had scored three runs or less. With a day-night doubleheader against the Twins in store, there was an unusual opportunity in their sights. They could gain some traction and do it..." June 10
Washington Post "Their last three games should have provided the Nationals an ideal chance for the offensive breakout they have waited all season for. They were at home, facing underwhelming starters, all of them right-handed. Instead, the three matchups only illustrated the depth of the Nationals’ ongoing..." June 09
Washington Post "Bryce Harper walked out of the Nationals clubhouse this morning with a backwards cap and a small black bag hanging on his shoulder, headed to catch his flight to the Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Fla. Harper will see high-profile orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Monday morning for a second..." June 09
Washington Post "Roughly two months and 60 aimless games after they entered the season as World Series favorites, the brightest hope for the Washington Nationals on Friday was the fact that they had been rained out for a second consecutive game. In his office the previous night, Manager Davey Johnson beamed...." June 08
Nats announce that tonight's game against the Twins has been postponed due to rain. No make-up date given yet.
Fox Sports North "The Minnesota Twins didn't wind up having enough room for Tyler Robertson this spring. The team they face on the road this weekend does, though. Four days after the Twins designated Robertson for assignment, the Washington Nationals claimed him off waivers. The left-handed pitcher was bumped..." June 07
Washington Post "Danny Espinosa received a cortisone shot in his fractured right wrist, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said. Espinosa will rest for four to five days, he said. Espinosa also received an MRI that included a dye injection in his left shoulder which suffered a torn rotator cuff late last..." June 07
Davey says Harper will have knee examined by James Andrews on Monday. Obviously not coming off DL on Tuesday.
Nats Insider "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will seek a second opinion on his swollen left knee from Dr. James Andrews, manager Davey Johnson revealed on Thursday. “The negative news is that Bryce did a little running in the water and his knee has been swelling up,” Johnson said. “He’s going to see..." June 06
Davey says Strasburg is set to throw a simulated game Tuesday in Colorado.
CBSSports.com "The Nationals and Reds both lost their ace to injury on Wednesday. Stephen Strasburg and Johnny Cueto were placed on the 15-day DL with lat strains. Strasburg, 24, left last Friday's start with what was originally called an oblique injury, but an MRI showed it was really Grade I lat strain. The..." June 06
New York Post "Terry Collins flipped the Byrd at conventional wisdom last night and watched his Mets lineup enjoy rare success. Instead of using his lefty-hitting platoon players against Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, the manager — citing the numbers — went with a righty unit that included Marlon..." June 06
Rizzo says on his radio show Detwiler will start Sat. either in D.C. or on rehab. Sounds to me like he doesn't expect Strasburg to be ready.
Strasburg did not have bullpen session. Placed on DL.
Washington Post "Major League Baseball is expected to seek suspensions in the coming weeks for about 20 players, including all-stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, connected to the now shuttered South Florida anti-aging clinic that is under investigation for reportedly supplying performance-enhancing drugs to..." June 05
Washington Post "The Nationals have placed ace Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list with a Grade 1 right lat muscle strain in his lower back. Strasburg exited his start Friday in Atlanta after only two innings when he aggravated the lat muscle, in which he had been feeling tightness for several..." June 05
CSN Washington "The day began with string of transactions, every one of them significant and in some cases surprising, not necessarily designed to come in unison but certainly having the collective effect of shaking up a roster that for two months had underachieved and left the Nationals with a losing record..." June 05
Washington Post "As he recovers from a Grade 1 lat strain in his lower back, Stephen Strasburg played catch for the second consecutive day this afternoon. He could still make his next start Saturday against the Twins, depending on how he responds to a bullpen session scheduled for tomorrow. Strasburg exited his..." June 05
Davey says Strasburg scheduled to throw tomorrow. If goes well, would start Saturday vs Twins.
Well. Anthony Rendon is at Nats Park.
Washington Times "The Washington Nationals called up top prospect Anthony Rendon and put the struggling Danny Espinosa on the disabled list amid a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday as they prepared to open a six-game home stand as a sub-.500 team. The Nationals also designated relievers Henry Rodriguez and Zach..." June 04
Washington Post "Time will tell if Bryce Harper is Roy Hobbs or Bump Bailey, but the Washington Nationals have a chance to shape his legacy more toward “the greatest there ever was” status and less toward running through a wall and killing himself. (If you haven’t, read “The Natural.” Beats the movie all..." June 03
Washington Post "Come Thursday night, Nationals fans will be waiting for a good while before the team makes its first selection in the 2013 MLB draft. The signing of closer Rafael Soriano means Washington has only the No. 68 overall pick on the first night, which will be televised by MLB Network. Though the..." June 03
Nats Insider "For the better part of a month now, the Nationals have been forced to talk about the impact they'd experience from the losses of several key players due to injury: Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler, Wilson Ramos, Ryan Mattheus. Well, for the first time in a month, they finally get..." June 03