Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:18:36 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (chest) is feeling better but is waiting for clearance to resume throwing. He has not been able to throw in more than a week because of chest inflammation.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:42:16 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus' (chest) MRI exam Monday, Feb. 24, showed costochondritis, which is inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the sternum. "The time frame is however fast it heals," Mattheus said. "Once the pain gets out of there, they'll let me ramp up activity accordingly. There's no (prognosis). It's just whenever the pain subsides." He has no problem throwing but experiences pain when taking deep breaths.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:52:48 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (chest) will undergo an MRI exam on his chest. He started feeling pain after a bullpen last week, and it bothers him when he takes a deep breath, coughs or sneezes. Mattheus thinks he'll be out two weeks at the most.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:11:43 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (chest) has been shut down since Tuesday, Feb. 18, because of an upper chest injury. He experienced pain following his second bullpen session of camp and is still awaiting MRI results. "There's a joint in there that connects the cartilage to the sternum," he said. "I think I might have irritated the cartilage or an intercostal muscle or messed a rib up or something. I felt it after my second bullpen. They just kind of shut me down and said, 'We'll see how it feels the next couple days,' and it hasn't gotten any better. Hurts with deep breathing and things like that. It's really strange. Something I've never experienced before. It's painful." Mattheus added that he was unable to cough or sneeze.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:40:21 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled RP Drew Storen from Triple-A Syracuse Thursday, Aug. 15, and optioned RP Ryan Mattheus in a corresponding move. Storen was sent down July 27 when he was 3-2 with two saves and a 5.95 ERA in 47 games. He was 0-0 with a 5.68 ERA in six games with Syracuse and threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in his last three outings on the farm.
Fantasy Tip: Storen will likely be returned to some sort of setup role. He has very little chance of seeing save opportunities for the rest of the season unless there is an injury to Rafael Soriano, who has been solid all year long.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:55:21 -0700
The Washington Nationals activated RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 26.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:38:41 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) will toss two innings in a rehab game Tuesday, July 23, and will then be activated from the disabled list in time for the team's doubleheader Friday, July 26.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:46:11 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) probably will need around four more rehab appearances before he comes off the disabled list.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:01:59 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Double-A Harrisburg Tuesday, July 16. He allowed one run and one hit in an outing for Class A Hagerstown Sunday, July 14. Mattheus has been sidelined since May 19 after he suffered a broken right hand punching a locker. "He probably needs three or four outings to make sure that there's no problem coming back," manager Davey Johnson said. When Mattheus is ready, the team has a difficult decision since RPs Fernando Abad and Ian Krol have performed well lately.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:59:49 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) threw from the mound Friday, July 5. It was his first time on the mound since landing on the 15-day disabled list May 22.