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Topic - Henry Rodriguez
The Miami Marlins designated reliever Carlos Marmol for assignment and brought up right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez from triple-A New Orleans on Sunday.
Pitcher Henry Rodriguez was reassigned to minor league camp by the Miami Marlins on Thursday before the final game at their spring training complex.
Former Nats flamethrower Henry Rodriguez has signed a minor league deal to join the Miami Marlins after finishing last year with the Cubs.
The 26-year-old was obtained Tuesday from Washington for minor league pitcher Ian Dickson after going 0-1 with 4.00 ERA in 17 appearances covering 18 innings this season. He struck out 11 and walked 16.
As the Nationals arrived at Tuesday as a 28-29 baseball team, their clubhouse was a flurry of action before they opened a three-game series against the New York Mets. The Nationals made made sweeping changes to their bullpen, welcomed back a team leader, added a top prospect and placed one of their most embattled players on the disabled list.
Talented but inconsistent Henry Rodriguez will be in the bullpen to open the season for the Washington Nationals. He can be maddening but it is still too early to give up on him.
For a roster that was all but set from the outset of camp, the decision on whether J.C. Romero or Henry Rodriguez will get the Nationals' final bullpen spot, it seems, will come down to the spring's final day.
One day after manager Davey Johnson worried that Henry Rodriguez was dealing with some inflammation in his right elbow, Rodriguez traveled with the Washington Nationals to Kissimmee and was scheduled to face the Houston Astros on Monday.
The goal this year is simple, as manager Davey Johnson has already laid out as plain as can be: World Series or bust. Here are five storylines to watch as the Nationals go through six weeks of preparation for the 2013 season.
Henry Rodriguez's season came to an unceremonious end Friday morning when the Washington Nationals' reliever had a bone spur repaired and large bone chip removed from his elbow.
The Washington Nationals were up four runs Wednesday when manager Davey Johnson summoned Henry Rodriguez to pitch the eighth inning. The pressure was low, given the lead and the fact that he would be facing the bottom of the New York Mets' lineup.
The turnaround was swift. No fewer than 13 ½ hours had passed from the time the Washington Nationals left the field Friday night, their most crushing loss of the season sealed, when they were back on that same diamond trying to open a doubleheader on a good note Saturday afternoon.
Brad Lidge knew it was coming. The veteran right-hander approached Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo in the clubhouse Sunday morning to ask if he was ready to talk. Rizzo delivered the news that Lidge least wanted to hear, but expected.
As Henry Rodriguez took the mound at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night, all eyes from the Washington Nationals' dugout and bullpen were on him. The warm-up pitches, they knew, would tell them all they needed to know.
The Washington Nationals won Monday night. They beat their division rival Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on a misty, occasionally rainy, night at Citizens Bank Park. They got six nearly unhittable innings from left-hander Gio Gonzalez and all the runs they'd need off the bat of Ian Desmond.
"I'm strong," Rodriguez said. "So sometimes I throw sidearm and the ball moves."
"Nobody wants to go out for the ninth and walk the first guy," Rodriguez said, in his first extended interview conducted in English. "I feel really bad about myself."