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.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:10:46 -0800
Washington Nationals P Taylor Jordan has been tabbed to start the Grapefruit League spring game against the New York Mets Friday, Feb. 28. Jordan is expected to work two innings. He is in the mix for the fifth spot in the rotation, and said he hopes he can start working on his slider on a more consistent basis.
Fantasy Tip: If Jordan is able to work his way into the rotation, he would certainly warrant fantasy consideration in NL-only leagues, but his value in mixed formats would still be minimal.
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.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:16:11 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Billy Burns and SP Taylor Jordan were honored as the organization's Minor League Player of the Year and Minor League Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:19:51 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Taylor Jordan (back) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:34:17 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) tossed four innings in a rehab start for Class A Potomac Friday, Aug. 16. He would be on target to start Wednesday, Aug. 21, in place of injured SP Taylor Jordan (back).
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:32:23 -0700
The Washington Nationals have placed SP Taylor Jordan (back) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right low back strain. In a corresponding move, 1B/OF Tyler Moore has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:00:22 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) will toss 80 to 85 pitches in a rehab start for Single-A Potomac Friday, Aug. 16, and he is expected to return to the rotation if he avoids setbacks. Ohlendorf could replace SP Taylor Jordan in the starting rotation.
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.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:34:24 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said SP Taylor Jordan only has roughly 20 to 30 more innings this year before the team shuts him down.