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Nationals | Drew Storen being rewarded for success

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:45 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is considering using RP Drew Storen in the eighth inning. Storen has retired 22 of 24 batters he's faced so far this year, with nine strikeouts and no walks. "I expect Drew to be ready to pitch at any point," Williams said. "He can pitch the seventh. He can pitch the eighth. He can close if need be. He's done it before and had success doing all three. Does it change roles? I think that's yet to be determined. We'll see how that all plays out. But he's capable, sure."

Fantasy Tip: Because of Storen's hot start and Tyler Clippard's poor performance early on, Storen should be considered the primary setup man to Rafael Soriano at this point. Add Storen in deep mixed leagues if you are looking to improve your counting pitching stats or if you want a handcuff to Soriano.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman

Nationals | Have trust in Aaron Barrett

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:23 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has trust in using RP Aaron Barrett in high-leverage situations late in ballgames. Barrett had retired 13 of the 16 batters he faced before being sent down April 12. Barrett could also see more late-game situations with RP Tyler Clippard struggling.

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Nationals | Adam LaRoche out with injury

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:48 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (quadriceps) is sitting out with a sore quadriceps Tuesday, April 22. He was hit by a pitch there recently, but the injury isn't serious. 1B Tyler Moore is starting in his place. The Nats are also facing a left-hander Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Check back tomorrow to see if LaRoche is back in the lineup.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner

Nationals | Rehab start on horizon for Doug Fister

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:19:35 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) tossed three innings in a simulated game Tuesday, April 22, and will likely make a rehab start for Single-A Potomac Sunday, April 27. He'll need one more rehab start after that before being ready to return to the majors.

Fantasy Tip: Fister should be ready to rejoin the team in a couple of weeks after he builds some more arm strength in rehab outings. Check to see if he's out there on your waiver wire.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore

Nationals | Aaron Barrett recalled, Xavier Cedeno optioned

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:24 -0700

The Washington Nationals recalled RP Aaron Barrett from the minors Tuesday, April 22, and optioned RP Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper returns to action Sunday

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:21:27 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper returned to the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, April 20, after being benched during the previous day's game for not hustling.

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Nationals | Matt Williams benches Bryce Harper

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Saturday, April 19, that OF Bryce Harper was removed from the game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a "lack of hustle."

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore

Nationals | Bryce Harper exits

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:17:07 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper left the game after the sixth inning Saturday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: No reason was given, but word in the Twitterverse is he was benched for lack of hustle.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Strauss

Nationals | Denard Span activated

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:05:07 -0700

The Washington Nationals have activated OF Denard Span (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list. The team also optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko

Nationals | Wilson Ramos takes hacks

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:58:05 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) took five light swings Friday, April 18, for the first time since having surgery on his hand. He said he didn't have any pain, but his wrist is still weak.

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Nationals | Xavier Cedeno recalled, Blake Treinen sent down

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:11:11 -0700

The Washington Nationals recalled RP Xavier Cedeno from the minors Friday, April 18, and optioned RP Blake Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.

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Nationals | Denard Span plays in first rehab game

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:28:11 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (concussion) went 1-for-2 and played five innings on defense for Single-A Hagerstown in his first rehab game Thursday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: If Span doesn't have any setbacks, expect him to return from the seven-day concussion list this weekend.

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Nationals | Ian Desmond struggling in the field

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:33:01 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has made seven errors on the young season.

Fantasy Tip: He also made a play deep in the hole Thursday, April 17, and failed to throw the ball to first after his blunders. While this doesn't mean a lot in fantasy, it could earn him a place in the doghouse and time on the pine. 2B/SS Danny Espinosa could be the benefactor.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper changes stance and starts clicking

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:34:14 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is 14-for-29 with four walks, five extra-base hits and six strikeouts since April 6 after starting 3-for-21 with a walk, no extra-base hits and 10 strikeouts. Harper is riding an eight-game hitting streak entering Thursday, April 17. "I feel like I've just gotten into a rhythm and really trying to stay within myself and finding a balance and really trying to use my hands and trying to get in good counts," he said. "…It takes a little bit of time sometimes."

He's gone back to holding his hands higher like he has his entire life. Late in spring training, Harper rested the bat on his shoulder before he swung, but he's gone back to holding the bat high over his shoulder before he swings, which is his traditional stance. As he has improved this season, he's hitting higher in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: After the slow start, Harper was bound to turn things around, and it all started with his stance and timing. Harper is prone to peaks and valleys, especially with nagging injuries cropping up frequently.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner

Nationals | Doug Fister throws two innings

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:12:37 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) threw two innings in extended spring training Thursday, April 17, and he could return to the rotation in around 20 days, according to manager Matt Williams.

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