Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:05:06 -0800
The Washington Nationals optioned SP Matt Purke to Single-A Hagerstown Tuesday, March 5.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:22:48 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Matt Purke (shoulder) is limited to two bullpen sessions a week, and his throwing program is restricted to 50 percent velocity as he recovers from shoulder surgery. He won't face live hitters until after camp ends, and the team hopes he can throw around 100 innings in the minors this season.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:41:16 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Matt Purke (shoulder) is pitching without pain this spring after having surgery to remove some bursa sacs from his left shoulder last summer. He said he has seen the most movement on his pitches since he was a freshman in college.
Wed, 30 May 2012 08:15:42 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Matt Purke has been elevated from extended spring training to Class A Hagerstown.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:02:36 -0700
The Washington Nationals assigned INFs Carlos Rivero, Jarrett Hoffpauir and Anthony Rendon and Ps Matt Purke, Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Rafael Martin, OFs Xavier Paul and Corey Brown and C Sandy Leon to minor league camp Monday, March 12. Rendon and Purke were sent to Single-A Potomac, and Rivero will report to Triple-A Syracuse.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:18:58 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Matt Purke threw in front of manager Davey Johnson for the first time Wednesday, Feb. 22, and he is in his first spring camp. However, Johnson isn't sure Purke will get innings once Grapefruit League play begins. Johnson said Purke is likely to get an inning March 2 against Georgetown in an exhibition game. "I liked his delivery, I liked the way the ball came out of his hand. (But) I've got 10 starters ahead of him that I need to stretch out," Johnson said.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:36:55 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, C Derek Norris, Ps Sammy Solis, Pat Lehman, Rafael Martin, Matt Purke and 3B Anthony Rendon will all play in the Arizona Fall League this offseason.
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:56:46 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Matt Purke will begin working out at the team's facility in Viera, Fla., and the team will determine when he can start pitching in games during that time. Purke is believed to be ready to throw about two or three innings at this point.
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:51:27 -0700
The Washington Nationals signed free-agent SP Matt Purke (Rangers) to a four-year, $4 million deal Thursday, Aug. 18. Purke failed to sign with the Texas Rangers after he was selected in the 2009 Draft.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:13:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Christian University SP Matt Purke (shoulder) is out indefinitely with soreness in his throwing shoulder, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports. Purke will fly to Birmingham, Ala., to visit Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, April 20.