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Chatter Archive: November 2008


  • Redding surgery update

    Right-hander out six weeks, should be ready for spring training. Published November 28 2008

  • Minor surgery for Redding

    Right-hander Tim Redding will have surgery on his left foot to repair damage to the bone in the joint at the base of his second toe. Published November 24 2008

  • LeCroy to manage at Hagerstown

    Former Nat favorite Matt LeCroy has been hired by the club to manage its low-Class A affiliate in Hagerstown. Published November 21 2008

  • Nats announce Potomac staff

    One of the last pieces to the Nationals’ minor-league coaching puzzle is in place. The team announced Thursday that Trent Jewett, a longtime minor-league manager in the Pittsburgh system, will be the manager at Class A Potomac next season. Published November 20 2008

  • Lannan honored

    Nationals left-hander John Lannan was named to the Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team on Thursday morning. Published November 20 2008

  • Harrisburg staff set

    The Nationals just announced their field staff at Class AA Harrisburg for next season--things are mostly the same as last year, except for the addition of pitching coach Randy Tomlin. Published November 19 2008

  • Bernadina better than expected

    Looks like Nationals outfielder Roger Bernadina will be able to play more winter ball this year after all. Published November 19 2008

  • Why I voted Howard 10th for NL MVP

    Being a member of the BBWAA, an organization that was founded 100 years ago, is a privilege I do not take lightly. Published November 19 2008

  • Class AAA staff set

    Tim Foli and Steve McCatty will be back to lead the Nats' top minor-league affiliate. Published November 18 2008

  • Orr returning to Nats

    Infielder Pete Orr, who was outrighted to Class AAA a couple weeks ago and elected to become a free agent, is going to sign a nonguaranteed deal with Washington and come to spring training with a chance to make the club. Published November 13 2008

  • Smoker has surgery

    Left-hander Josh Smoker, a sandwich pick in the 2007 draft, had surgery to remove a bone spur from his left shoulder on Tuesday, the team announced. He is expected to be ready for spring training. Published November 12 2008

  • Olsen, Willingham meet the media

    The Nationals introduced their newest acquisitions--left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham--at a press conference this afternoon at Nationals Park. And they did plenty to give the impression the two players, who came in a trade from the Florida Marlins, are a big part of their future. Published November 11 2008

  • Trade completed, press conference at 3:30

    It's official: The Nats have announced they've acquired Josh Willingham and Scott Olsen from the Marlins for Emilio Bonifacio, P.J. Dean and Jake Smolinski. Published November 11 2008

  • Willingham and Olsen to Nats

    It appears the Nats have acquired Josh Willingham and Scott Olsen from the Marlins in exchange for Emilio Bonifacio and two minor leaguers. Published November 10 2008

  • 40-man roster housekeeping

    Luis Atilano, Leonard Davis and Ian Desmond have been added to the 40-man roster, protecting them for next month's Rule 5 draft. Published November 10 2008

  • Dmitri Young outrighted to Class AAA

    The Nationals just announced that they've outrighted first baseman Dmitri Young to Class AAA Syracuse, a move that sounds like a major development at first glance but may prove to be little more than a temporary procedural transaction. Published November 4 2008