The Nats' vaunted rotation has been struggling a bit lately. We'll delve into that and more on this week's Stock Watch.
The key to Tuesday's blockbuster trade by the Nationals isn't how Jonathan Papelbon with pitch. It's how Drew Storen will respond to having his role reduced once again.
One MLB columnist thinks Lucas Giolito could be a "legitimate ace" in 2020, as the hype surrounding the right hander continues to build.

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Injury Report

7/12D. CarpenterRight shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/7D. SpanBack tightness (on 15-day DL)
7/5S. StrasburgLeft oblique strain (on 15-day DL)
6/25A. Rendonoff 15-day DL
6/18B. HarperStrained left hamstring (day-to-day)
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Nationals - Team News
Sammy Solis - R
Nationals optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse. They needed to clear a spot on the roster for Jonathan Papelbon. Solis holds a 5.54 ERA over 10 relief appearances this season.
Jul 29 3:20PM Read More
Raudy Read - C
Nationals C prospect Raudy Read homered for the second game in a row Tuesday for Low-A... The 21-year-old plated two runs while contributing a season-high three hits. He's hit .371 with five extra-base hits during his seven-game hitting streak. Nine of Reed's 25...
Jul 29 2:32PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Jordan Zimmermann lost for the first time since June 17 after the Marlins scored three times in... Two of the runs scored on outs, but Zimmermann allowed eight hits and two walks (both intentional) while striking out only two. He held the opposition to three or fewer runs...
Jul 28 10:24PM Read More
Dan Butler - C
Nationals designated C Dan Butler for assignment. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jonathan Papelbon. Butler, 28, has hit .231/.315/.312 with one homer at Triple-A this season and has a good chance to clear...
Jul 28 8:30PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
Nationals acquired RHP Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations from the Phillies in exchange... He'll slide into the closer role for the Nats, pushing Drew Storen to the eighth inning. Papelbon also agreed to drop his 2016 salary from $13 million to $11 million in...
Jul 28 8:14PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, a trade sending Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals has...'s Todd Zolecki says the Phillies will receive pitching prospect Nick Pivetta in the deal. Papelbon is expected to take over as the Nationals' closer, pushing Drew...
Jul 28 5:51PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Nationals are "at the finish line" on a trade for... Bowden adds that the Phillies' return will be a Double-A pitcher. It sounds like an official announcement is coming soon on this deal. Papelbon has said that he wants to...
Jul 28 5:16PM Read More
Matt den Dekker - OF
Nationals optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse. The move clears a roster spot for Jayson Werth, who officially returned from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Jul 28 5:07PM Read More
Emmanuel Burriss - 2B
Nationals sent INF Emmanuel Burris outright to Triple-A Syracuse. He is now off the Nationals' 40-man roster. The 30-year-old infielder is a .245/.307/.271 career hitter in 806 plate appearances at the major league level.
Jul 28 5:06PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Nationals activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list. Zimmerman missed over a month and a half with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He went 1-for-15 on his rehab assignment and is batting just .209/.265/.346 in 234 plate...
Jul 28 4:38PM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Nationals activated OF Jayson Werth from the 60-day disabled list. Werth is in the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night for the first time since mid-May. He missed over two months with a pair of small fractures in his left wrist. ...
Jul 28 4:36PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
According to Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post, the Nationals are nearing a deal for... Papelbon has said that he won't waive his no-trade clause unless he gets to remain a closer, so he's presumably going to push Drew Storen out of the ninth-inning role in...
Jul 28 4:04PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
Todd Zolecki of hears that Jonathan Papelbon or his agents are talking to the Nationals... This presumably means that something is close. At issue with Papelbon is that he has a no-trade clause and has said that he wouldn't sign off on a deal unless he closes. Of...
Jul 28 2:45PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
Jim Salisbury of hears from a baseball source with knowledge of the situation... It was reported last week that the Phillies didn't have any traction in a trade involving Papelbon, with his $13 million vesting option 2016 complicating matters. However,...
Jul 28 12:57PM Read More
Jonathan Papelbon - R
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "making progress" on... Papelbon has said that he would only waive his no-trade clause if he's sent to a team where he would close, so there's a chance Drew Storen could be moved back into a set-up...
Jul 28 11:26AM Read More
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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B. Harper92312651032312764.330
Y. Escobar8733546107171530.319
D. Espinosa8729644751611029.253
W. Ramos772952971120942.241
I. Desmond9536044791711131.219

C. Robinson00-1001.010.00
C. Stammen00-5004.030.00
J. Papelbon21.6673701739.2401.59
D. Storen101.0003802936.1441.73
M. Thornton101.000350024.1161.85
F. Rivero101.000170019.1201.86
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