Outfielder Josh Willingham has been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a deal that sends two prospects to the Washington Nationals.
The Oakland Athletics suddenly have a lineup that could make them a contender in the AL West _ if the oft-injured A's stay healthy, of course.
The Athletics were close to finalizing a trade with the Washington Nationals on Thursday to bring outfielder Josh Willingham to Oakland for two prospects.
Washington outfielder Josh Willingham has been scratched from the lineup against the Atlanta Braves and could go on the disabled list because of a lingering knee injury.
Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday.
Nationals left fielder Josh Willingham was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Thursday because of a left knee problem he said has "something to do with cartilage" and possibly could require offseason surgery.
Mike Stanton had five hits and four RBIs and Chris Volstad won his third game against the Washington Nationals this season in the Florida Marlins' 9-5 victory Wednesday night.
Three weeks after he was sent to the minors to make room for Stephen Strasburg, Craig Stammen wanted to show he belongs in the big leagues.
Josh Willingham and Adam Dunn homered, Luis Atilano pitched into the sixth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Tuesday night.