Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:20:07 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark is competing with SPs Ross Detwiler and Taylor Jordan for the fifth rotation spot this spring, and pitching coach Steve McCatty won't say if anyone has a leg up in the competition.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:20:25 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) was throwing 94-96 mph during the instructional league during his rehab, and he feels great about his health heading into spring training next year. However, he'll have to compete for a rotation spot after the team added SP Doug Fister in a trade. SPs Taylor Jordan, Tanner Roark, Ross Ohlendorf, Nathan Karns and Sammy Solis are other options to compete with Detwiler. He could also serve as a lefty reliever out of the bullpen.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:48:00 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark might get another start Sunday, Sept. 29, in the regular season finale. Roark was believed to have been done for the season.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:12:30 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark is likely making his final start of the regular season Monday, Sept. 23, barring any last-minute changes or injuries to the rotation for the end of the week. Manager Davey Johnson said Monday that the rotation for the final series against the Arizona Diamondbacks will consist of SPs Stephen Strasburg, Dan Haren and Gio Gonzalez.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:21:31 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark is 7-0 with a 1.08 ERA in the majors this year after spending time in the bullpen with Triple-A Syracuse earlier this year. He's averaging 92.6 mph with his fastball and occasionally reaches 95. "He really put it together this year, focus-wise, and was prepared for the game and not giving in at all this year," Tony Beasley, his Triple-A manager, said. "It was just a different mindset to him. He was really locked in with his outings. He didn't shy away from contact. He had no fear of hitters. It was just like he was going to get the job done every time he went out there. There was a different kind of confidence behind him, and it resulted in success."
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:18:13 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced Wednesday, Sept. 4, that P Tanner Roark will make his first career major league start Saturday, Sept. 7, against the Miami Marlins. He was chosen over SP Ross Ohlendorf for the assignment. Ohlendorf will remain on the same schedule as Roark as a backup plan.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:02:14 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson indicated Tuesday, Aug. 27, that he might move P Ross Ohlendorf back to the bullpen and give P Tanner Roark a chance to start.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:21:21 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled P Tanner Roark from Triple-A Syracuse Tuesday, Aug. 6, and moved SP Ross Detwiler (back) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move. Roark was 9-3 with a 3.15 ERA in 105 2/3 innings (11 starts and 22 relief appearances) at Syracuse this year. SP Taylor Jordan has two or three starts left before he's shut down, so Roark could be an option for the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Roark would only be an option for NL-only leaguers if he gets a shot at a rotation post in the nation's capital.
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 21:59:20 -0800
The Washington Nationals reassigned Ps Bill Bray, Brandon Mann, Will Ohman and Tanner Roark to the minor-league camp Sunday, March 3.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:55:00 -0800
The Washington Nationals extended spring training invites to RP Pat McCoy, SP Tanner Roark, C Carlos Maldonado, 1B Matthew Skole and INF Zach Walters Tuesday, Jan. 15.