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Nationals Watch Archive: August 2013


  • Wilson Ramos continues to do extra work to safeguard his legs from more injuries

    After losing his 2012 season to a knee injury and dealing with two hamstring strains this season, Wilson Ramos is working to ensure that his legs can stay strong throughout the remainder of the season. Published August 6 2013

  • Davey Johnson talks about Ryan Zimmerman's arm strength taking 'longer than I thought' to return

    The throwing mechanics of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman have been one of the Nationals' most oft-discussed and debated topics this season. Manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday it has taken longer than he expected for Zimmerman's strong throwing arm to return from surgery. Published August 6 2013

  • Nationals - Braves lineups: Ryan Zimmerman moves up to second, Jayson Werth returns

    Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson has seemingly exhausted the various possible lineup combinations he can form with his roster. He's moved guys around and subbed different guys in and out, but he's still trying desperately to find the combination that will make his underachieving offense click. Published August 6 2013

  • Nationals call up right-hander Tanner Roark

    The Washington Nationals made a swap of relievers on Tuesday afternoon, calling right-hander Tanner Roark up from Triple-A Syracuse and sending left-hander Xavier Cedeno back. Published August 6 2013

  • Nationals fall to Braves as division deficit grows

    The Braves winning streak reached 11 and the Nationals went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. They put the leadoff batter on in seven of nine innings and scored him only once. They scalded pitches from Mike Minor and David Carpenter, right into the gloves of waiting fielders. Published August 6 2013

  • Pitching coach Steve McCatty rejoins Nationals

    After missing six games and spending three nights last week in the hospital with an irregular heartbeat, Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty returned to the team Monday night. Published August 5 2013

  • Jayson Werth wins NL Player of the Month for July, is scratched from lineup with sore groin

    Jayson Werth was honored by Major League Baseball Monday afternoon as the National League Player of the Month for July. At about the exact same time, Werth was heading off the field at Nationals Park with a team trainer, scratched from the lineup with a sore groin. Published August 5 2013

  • MLBPA Union head Michael Weiner issues statement on Biogenesis discipline

    Michael Weiner, the head of Major League Baseball's Players Union issued the following statement about the Biogenesis discipline handed down on Monday: Published August 5 2013

  • MLB commissioner Bud Selig issues statement on Biogenesis discipline

    Moments after Major League Baseball formally announced all of the suspensions related to the Biogenesis case, and the news that Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was officeally cleared of any wrongdoing, commissioner Bud Selig issued the following statement: Published August 5 2013

  • Gio Gonzalez avoids suspension, cleared of wrongdoing in Biogenesis case

    Major League Baseball doled out suspensions in the Biogenesis case Monday afternoon and, as expected, Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was not among those penalized. MLB’s months-long investigation into the Miami anti-aging clinic owned by Tony Bosch revealed that Gonzalez did not receive any banned substances from the clinic and they cleared him of any misdeeds. Published August 5 2013

  • The Nationals prepare to face the first-place Braves by focusing on themselves

    The Atlanta Braves come to Washington Monday night riding a 10-game win streak and sitting on a 12.5 game lead in the National League East. At its core, it's a matchup the Nationals know is important. Published August 5 2013

  • Taylor Jordan has about four more starts before he is shut down

    Taylor Jordan said the Nationals have told him he's got about four more starts left before he is shut down for the season. Published August 4 2013

  • Nationals - Brewers lineups: Jayson Werth starts in right field

    ayson Werth was in good spirits as he made himself comfortable inside the visitors' clubhouse at Miller Park Sunday morning. Saturday, Werth was pulled from the game in the sixth inning after tweaking his groin and manager Davey Johnson said he'd probably keep the right fielder out of the lineup on Sunday. Werth was in the lineup. Published August 4 2013

  • Ross Ohlendorf lands on disabled list with shoulder inflammation

    The Washington Nationals placed right-hander Ross Ohlendorf on the disabled list Sunday morning with inflammation in his right shoulder and recalled left-hander Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse to give them a fresh and available arm in the bullpen. Published August 4 2013

  • Jayson Werth tweaks groin, hopeful to play Sunday

    Jayson Werth left Saturday night's game in the sixth inning after tweaking his groin slightly. Manager Davey Johnson said he would likely sit Werth in Sunday's series finale against the Brewers, in hopes of having him at full strength Monday, when the Nationals will welcome the Braves for three games. Werth, though, said his exit from Saturday's game was "more precautionary than anything." Published August 4 2013

  • Adam LaRoche homers using Jayson Werth's bat

    Adam LaRoche homered using Jayson Werth's bat Saturday night, breathing life into a second half he's opened in a difficult slump at the plate. Published August 4 2013

  • Dan Haren tosses seven scoreless to lead Nationals over Brewers

    Saturday night, in the process of leading the Nationals' to a 3-0 victory with the help of homers from Adam LaRoche and Wilson Ramos, Dan Haren tossed seven scoreless innings and lowered his ERA since going coming off the disabled list to 2.40. Published August 3 2013

  • Nationals - Brewers lineups: Denard Span returns to leadoff

    Denard Span returned to the leadoff spot again on Saturday evening against the Milwaukee Brewers, with Bryce Harper in the No. 2 spot behind him, and it sounds like Span may find himself in his original lineup spot a bit more often that he has lately. Published August 3 2013

  • Ross Detwiler could miss remainder of Nationals' season (UPDATED)

    Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Saturday that left-hander Ross Detwiler, who is on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his back, could miss the remainder of the team's season. Published August 3 2013

  • Mike Rizzo talks trade deadline, waiver deals and Nationals' biggest needs

    On the day of the July 31 trade deadline, the Washington Nationals' front office brass was holed up in their offices at Nationals Park working the phones. The Nationals opted not to make a deal before the non-waiver deadline passed, but they could certainly be one of the many teams who are active on the trade market well into the August waiver period. Published August 3 2013