Nationals

Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel nearly became the hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles.
The Nationals' payroll already ranks among MLB's highest. Do they have enough left to make significant moves this winter?
The Phillies appear intent on waiting the free agent market to play out before trading Cole Hamels or any of their other stars.

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Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
8/10S. Souza Jr.off 15-day DL
8/9J. Werthshoulder (day-to-day)
8/5T. Jordanoff 60-day DL
8/2N. McLouthoff 60-day DL
7/28J. WerthLeft game - Left leg injury (day-to-day)
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Nationals - Team News
Erick Fedde - S
Nationals prospect right-hander Erick Fedde (elbow) has been cleared to begin throwing. Fedde broke the news via his Twitter feed. The 21-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in June, but that didn't stop the Nationals from using their first-round pick on him....
Nov 25 3:03PM Read More
Bruce Billings - R
Nationals signed RHP Bruce Billings to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring... Billings made it up to the majors briefly this past season but spent most of the year at Triple-A with the Yankees and Dodgers, posting a 5.27 ERA over 95 2/3 innings. He'll...
Nov 21 12:20PM Read More
Matt Grace - R
Nationals purchased the contract of LHP Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Grace has turned into a decent relief prospect since moving to the 'pen, this past season holding a 1.17 ERA with 62 strikeouts...
Nov 20 6:57PM Read More
Ryan Mattheus - R
Ryan Mattheus has elected free agency. Mattheus hasn't pitched very well the last two years, other than a brief stint with the Nationals last season. Still, he's had some success in the past and won't have...
Nov 20 6:37PM Read More
Brian Goodwin - OF
Nationals purchased the contract of OF Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Syracuse. Goodwin is now protected from the Rule-5 Draft. Baseball Prospectus ranked him as the No. 86 prospect prior to 2014. He hit .218/.342/.328 in Triple-A last season.
Nov 20 5:01PM Read More
Wilmer Difo - 2B
Nationals purchased the contract of 2B Wilmer Difo from A-ball Hagerstown. Difo is now protected from the Rule-5 Draft. He hit .315/.360/.470 in A-ball in 2014.
Nov 20 4:57PM Read More
A.J. Cole - S
Nationals purchased the contract of RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse. Cole is now protected from the Rule-5 Draft. He is a legitimate prospect, having been ranked at No. 69 by Baseball America prior to the 2014 season. The righty went 7-0 with...
Nov 20 4:55PM Read More
Doug Fister - S
Doug Fister "is available if a deal makes sense," according to Bob Nightengale of USA... Fister is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 season, so the Nats are dangling him on the trade market in the event that they're presented with an attractive...
Nov 20 12:25PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Nationals are informing teams that Jordan... But it's going to require a "strong return" to pluck him away, adds Nightengale. Zimmermann had a career year in 2014 at age 28, posting a superb 2.66 ERA, 1.07...
Nov 20 12:08PM Read More
Jhonatan Solano - C
Nationals released C Jhonatan Solano. Solano, 27, spent the 2014 season with the Nats' Triple-A club. He hit .251/.305/.388 with 10 home runs. He'll look for an invitation to spring training from another club...
Nov 18 7:48PM Read More
Matt Purke - S
Nationals re-signed LHP Matt Purke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring... Purke was released by the Nationals late last week but didn't spend long on the open market. The former third-round pick has been bothered by arm issues for much of his...
Nov 17 3:55PM Read More
Matt Purke - S
Nationals released LHP Matt Purke. Purke was a premium talent but a medical red flag when the Nats took him in the third round of the 2011 draft. His injury issues have carried over into pro ball, as he had a...
Nov 14 9:04AM Read More
Kevin Frandsen - OF
Nationals and INF/OF Kevin Frandsen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million... He'll have the chance to earn $300,000 more through incentives. MLBTradeRumors.com projected Frandsen to earn $1.2 million, so the deal sounds fair for both sides. He batted...
Nov 14 8:47AM Read More
Kevin Frandsen - OF
James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are close to a new contract with... Frandsen is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. It's not clear how much the deal is for, but MLBTradeRumors.com projected Frandsen to earn $1.2 million. The...
Nov 13 7:33PM Read More
Ian Desmond - SS
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Ian Desmond turned down a seven-year, $107... It seems like a crazy sum of money to reject, but Desmond is due to make a cool $11 million in 2015 -- his final year of salary arbitration -- and should then hit it big on...
Nov 13 1:18PM Read More
Last Results
DateOppFinal
10/7SFL 2-3
10/6SFW 4-1
10/4vs. SFL 1-2
10/3vs. SFL 2-3
9/28vs. MiaW 1-0
9/27vs. MiaW 5-1
9/26vs. MiaL 7-15
9/26vs. MiaW 4-0
9/25vs. NYMW 3-0
9/25vs. NYML 4-7
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Scoreboard

Tue, Oct 7
Final123 456 789 RHE
Washington000010100241
San Francisco02000010x390
  W: H. Strickland (1-0)   L: M. Thornton (0-1)   S: S. Casilla (2)
  Was HR: B. Harper (3)
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Final Boxscore
Giants win series 3-1
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
Denard Span14761094184398537.302
Jayson Werth147534851563711682.292
Anthony Rendon1536131111763962183.287
Adam LaRoche140494731281902692.259
Ian Desmond154593731512632491.255
Asdrubal Cabrera146553741333141461.241

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
Ryan Mattheus00-7008.241.04
Drew Storen21.6676501156.1461.12
Matt Thornton13.250640036.0281.75
Tyler Clippard74.636750170.1822.18
Doug Fister166.72725250164.0982.41
Blake Treinen23.400157050.2302.49
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