Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:46:47 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond and SP Gio Gonzalez have cleared waivers.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:40:06 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez had been scheduled to pitch for the team Friday, July 18, but he missed a team workout Thursday, July 17, and his bullpen session, when one of his flights was canceled, according to manager Matt Williams. Gonzalez tossed a bullpen session Friday, and he will now make the start Sunday, July 20, against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:38:29 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg will pitch Friday, July 18, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Strasburg will be followed by SPs Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister. Manager Matt Williams is waiting on Jodran Zimmermann's (elbow) status before setting the rest of the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The Nationals pitching staff have been excellent of late, but the Brewers are always a tough matchup. If Zimmermann misses a start, Blake Treinen would be a likely candidate to take his spot. It would be a road start against the Colorado Rockies, though, making Treinen an unattractive speculative add.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:36:47 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) allowed four runs and five hits in five innings against the Houston Astros in his return from the disabled list Wednesday, June 18. Gonzalez missed 29 games with left shoulder inflammation. He struck out six and walked three in 93 pitches. "Overall his health was good," manager Matt Williams said. "He got into one tough inning. Other than that, he pitched pretty good."
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:51:07 -0700
The Washington Nationals activated SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 18, and optioned RP Xavier Cedeno in a corresponding move.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:30:46 -0700
Washington Nations SP Blake Treinen has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, and SP Xavier Cedeno has been recalled Friday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: Treinen has been optioned so Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) can return to the starting rotation next week.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:45:27 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) said he's ready to return to the starting rotation after making his final rehab start with Single-A Potomac Thursday, June 12. He gave up one run and two hits while striking out seven Thursday. "I felt like I was a little more on top of the ball this time," Gonzalez said. "Fastball was coming out with more life. It just felt like right where I needed to be." Gonzalez is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, June 17, against the Houston Astros, but he'd be more likely to start Wednesday, June 18.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:16:23 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) is scheduled to make his final rehab start Thursday, June 12, before rejoining the team.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez will jump right back into the starting rotation if he comes out of his rehab start Thursday without any setbacks. Blake Treinen, who has been filling in for Gonzalez, will be bumped out of the rotation.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 18:08:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) will have another minor-league rehab start for Class A Potomac Thursday, June 12. Manager Matt Williams said Gonzalez's command in his first outing Friday, June 6, was not sharp.
Fantasy Tip: If Gonzalez is getting tuned up in Class A, it's probably a good idea to keep him reserved even when he is activated from the 15-day disabled list. Let him knock off the rust and prove his health in one full game before plugging him back into the active lineup.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 08:24:30 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) allowed eight runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings for Single-A Potomac Friday, June 6. He said he will talk with the coaches before deciding if he will need another rehab start before returning.