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Latest Mike González Items
Reliever Michael Gonzalez, released by the Nationals on Tuesday, has rejoined the organization on a minor-league contract.
The Nationals released veteran lefty Michael Gonzalez, reducing the number of competitors still battling for the final bullpen job.
The Nationals may open the season with three left-handers in their bullpen because of the teams they'll play early in the season.
Gio Gonzalez struck out the first five batters he faced then struggled to get out of the second inning as the Nationals lost to the Astros 7-3 Monday night.
Gio Gonzalez struck out the first five batters he faced then struggled to get out of the second inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 7-3 Monday night.
Left-hander Michael Gonzalez, a key member of the Nationals' 2012 bullpen, is returning to the organization on a minor-league contract.
Former Nats reliever Zach Duke has signed a minor league deal to join the Milwaukee Brewers, a popular destination for ex-Nationals southpaws these days.
Gio Gonzalez trembled as he walked into the interview room at Busch Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The first playoff start of his professional career was 24 hours away. He stood as the ace of the pitching staff that had been the best in baseball for the majority of the 2012 season. It'd be normal — natural even — if the left-hander was a little nervous.
Davey Johnson's proclamation that he'd take the Nationals' pitching staff "over any staff in the league" — even the celebrated Phillies rotation — became fuel for an already burning fire of bravado that Johnson didn't shy away from all spring. His words now seem more prophetic than ever: The Nationals have the best pitching staff in baseball with a 3.25 ERA — 0.80 better than that of the Phillies.