Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:29:57 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Shawn Kelley is likely to move into the setup role vacated by Drew Storen after he was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. He also mentioned RPs Trevor Gott, Felipe Rivero and Blake Treinen as other pitchers who could vie for the eighth-inning job.
Fantasy Tip: Kelley should be of interest to fantasy owners who participate in leagues that use the holds category and he could see an occasional save opportunity on days when Jonathan Papelbon is unavailable. He went 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 53 games for San Diego last season, with 63 strikeouts over 51 1/3 innings, and should be targeted in the later rounds of NL-only leagues.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:32 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano will have his playoff fate decided in the next 10 days after RP Drew Storen has locked down the closer's role. Soriano is feeling more comfortable with his setup role and said he'd be ready for the playoffs after a few more games. Soriano preserved a four-run lead with a perfect ninth inning Thursday, Sept. 18. The team's final relief spot for the postseason will likely come down to Soriano and RPs Jerry Blevins, Xavier Cedeno and Blake Treinen. Manager Matt Williams still believes in Soriano.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:56:47 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled RP Aaron Barrett, SP Xavier Cedeno, C Sandy Leon, OF Tyler Moore and SP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse Monday, Sept. 1.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:12:33 -0700
Washington Nationals Ps Aaron Barrett (back) and Blake Treinen (arm) were both placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Syracuse Monday, Aug. 18. Barrett is dealing with mild back spasms, while Treinen slept on his throwing arm awkwardly. Neither injury is considered serious.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:13:07 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Blake Treinen was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse Wednesday, Aug. 6, to make room for RP Matt Thornton on the roster.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:18:15 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Blake Treinen was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse Thursday, July 31.
Fantasy Tip: Treinen is likely to pitch out of the bullpen. He has started five games for the Nationals this season, though. He has NL-only value, if he gets a spot start.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:09:42 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann (biceps) has a right biceps strain but no structural damage, as shown by the results of an MRI performed Saturday, July 12. The club doesn't believe Zimmermann will need a stint on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Good timing with the All-Star Game, which should help Zimmermann with extra healing time. If he needs to miss more time, Blake Treinen may get another chance at NL-only value.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:05:20 -0700
The Washington Nationals have recalled SPs Xavier Cedeno and Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse. The team also optioned RP Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:20:27 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Blake Treinen will start one of the games of a scheduled doubleheader Saturday, June 28, against the Chicago Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: Treinen had fleeting, luck-fueled success in his last rotation run, so tread lightly. He's not a bad streamer for the desperate.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:45:12 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Blake Treinen could be called up and start for the team Saturday, June 28. Washington is scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, and MLB rules allow for a 26th player to be added to the roster for a doubleheader.