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The Washington Nationals activated right-hander Ross Ohlendorf from the disabled list in time for him to start Wednesday night against the Cubs.
Ohlendorf (2-0), who had been on the disabled list since Aug. 1 because of shoulder inflammation, has been used primarily in long relief this season. His start on Wednesday is his third of the season and seventh of his career.
On Tuesday, the Nationals optioned left-hander Ian Krol to Triple-A Syracuse to make room on the roster for Ohlendorf.
Washington manager Davey Johnson said he expected Ohlendorf to move into the fifth spot in the Nationals rotation, taking the place of right-hander Taylor Jordan who was placed on the disabled list last week.
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And so, Jayson Werth continued his ******* crazy August last night, blasting a 3-run HR Wednesday night at Wrigley. And then there was Werth's fantastic reaction to a ******* crazy 57-MPH strike by Carlos Villanueva (Vine by @recordsANDradio above).
Werth in August, via Dan Kolko shortly after his HR:
Check out these insane numbers put up by Jayson Werth in August: .459...
Chicago Cubs hurler Carlos Villanueva dangles a 57 mph cheese ball that Washington Nationals‘ slugger Jayson Werth cant pull the trigger on. You gotta love the reaction of Werth and the fortitude of Villanueva for having the confidence to unleash the junk ball.
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Jim Fanning and Tim Raines reminisce about the glory days in Montreal and the prospect of a major league team returning to “La Belle Province”. One has to wonder had it not been for the work stoppage in 1994 and the cancellation of the World Series if the Expos fate would have been different.
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Do the Washington Nationals truly want David DeJesus? We're about to find out.
The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed DeJesus on revocable trade waivers, giving the Nats the chance to escape the approximately $2.5 million left on his contract, according to major-league sources.
The deadline for a resolution on DeJesus is 1 p.m. ET on Friday. A player who is claimed can be traded to...
It has yet to be announced but the A's have swung a deal with the Nationals to bring their former catcher Kurt Suzuki back to the team according to multiple sources.
Suzuki who was in Chicago on Thursday is expected to be in uniform for Friday's game at Baltimore. The A's are down to one healthy catcher Stephen Vogt with John Jaso on the disabled list with a concussion...
Stephen Strasburg was stunned. He crouched next to the mound. He stared back at the left field bleachers where Donnie Murphy’s game-tying two-run home run had just landed. Strasburg was two strikes away from firing his second complete game in three starts. Instead he hung a 1-1 curveball to Murphy who deposited the pitch into the glove of a Cubs fan in the first row of the stands...
Major League Baseball has determined neither Stephen Strasburg nor Davey Johnson will be suspended after each was ejected from the Nationals' game Saturday night in Atlanta essentially ruling Strasburg did not intentionally throw at Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons.
No announcement has been made by MLB regarding the situation but a league source said the commissioner's...
It doesn’t have to be fast, as long as it gets the job done.
Jayson Werth found that out the hard way Wednesday night, when a pitch from Cubs reliever Carlos Villanueva that looked like it belonged in the Little League World Series left the Nationals outfielder frozen to the ground.
After firing in a 90-mph fastball for strike one, Villanueva dialed the speed way down for his second...
With John Jaso on the disable list, we discussed the likelihood of the Oakland Athletics pulling the trigger and making a deal for another catcher. We never would have guessed they would have acquired a familiar face. Late last night, news began to trickle in that the A's were working on a deal with the Washington Nationals to acquire Kurt Suzuki. That deal appears to...
Denard Span scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chad Tracy's grounder in the 13th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday after Stephen Strasburg blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
Span doubled leading off the 13th against Michael Bowden (1-3). He moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Steve Lombardozzi and came around on Tracy's roller to...
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Washington Nationals, two days after claiming him on revocable trade waivers.
The Nats, who acquired DeJesus on Monday after claiming him on waivers from the Cubs, will escape the approximately $2.5 million left on his contract, according to major-league sources.
A player who is claimed on waivers can be traded to the...
Roger Bernadina is officially a Phillie. He of a .178 batting average and .517 OPS this season. He's been a passable 4th outfielder in the past with the Nationals, but not in 2013. Hence being released.Amaro is doing a helluva job fielding the worst team possible. He's give Casper Wells (.150/.380), John McDonald (.093/.336), and recently demoted Michael Martinez...
While a lack of offense has the Kansas City Royals slipping out of contention, things might not get any easier against the resurgent Gio Gonzalez.
Gonzalez looks to keep their bats cold and lead the Washington Nationals to their fourth straight win Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City's playoff hopes took another hit after Conor...