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The Nationals claimed third baseman Carlos Rivero off waivers from the Phillies on Wednesday.
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The Nationals announced that they have claimed third baseman Carlos Rivero off waivers from the Phillies. The move gives Washington 37 players on its 40-man roster.
Rivero, 23, spent 2011 in the Phillies' organization, mostly with Double-A Reading, hitting .275/.331/.440 with 15 homers with the R-Phils. The former shortstop was originally signed by the Indians as a non-drafted...
The Nationals took a major step toward contention on Thursday, acquiring left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the Athletics for four prospects, according to major-league sources.
In return for Gonzalez, the Nationals will receive catcher Derek Norris and three highly regarded pitchers - right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock plus lefty Tom Milone.
The addition of Gonzalez gives the...
Among the players the A's acquired in today's Gio Gonzalez trade was Derek Norris, a power hitting catcher with an incredible ability to get on base. I got several good looks at Norris in this year's Arizona Fall League. Here are my notes and analysis of the big catcher...
There is no question that Norris has two outstanding (and important) skills: power and plate discipline...
According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris.
Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list.
Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins...
All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez said Thursday the Washington Nationals have agreed to acquire him in a trade from the Oakland Athletics, and the deal is nearly finished. "It's 99 percent done," Gonzalez said in a phone interview.