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The Washington Nationals activated Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Werth, sidelined nearly three months by a broken left wrist, called general manager Mike Rizzo on Wednesday night after a rehab assignment at Class-A Potomac to say he was ready to return.
Werth, batting .276 with three home runs and 12 RBIs, is playing center field and batting sixth in Washington's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez on the disabled list because of a sore back. Rodriguez is 1-3 with a 5.83 ERA and nine saves in 35 games.
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There's Jayson Werth (photo via @TheZackBaker) before his Wednesday night rehab game with the Potomac Nationals. Oh, Werth could be back in Washington for this weekend's series against the Marlins. Oh, and he wants to bat leadoff when he returns?
"I talked to him about it and he said, he has all the history, 'Well, we had our longest win streak in Philadelphia...
The return of Jayson Werth could give the Washington Nationals the final push they need in the last two months of the season. Werth was activated from the disabled list before Thursday's game after missing nearly three months due to a broken left wrist. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI while batting sixth and playing center field in the Nationals' 3-0 win over the Philadelphia...
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And so, like Henry Rodriguez a few nights ago, a pitch got away from Tyler Clippard last night and flew to the screen. One difference: Henry's was a 97 MPH heater; Clippard's was more like a 50 MPH Livan Hernandez junkball that slipped out of his hand. Another, perhaps bigger, difference: the reaction by fans behind home plate: Henry made a guy spill his beer, scaring...
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The Washington Nationals acquired Oakland A's catcher Kurt Suzuki on waivers Friday for minor league catcher David Freitas, a move that solves one of Washington's problems heading down the stretch and helps the team next season. Jesus Flores had taken over as starting catcher since Wilson Ramos tore the ACL in his knee earlier this season. Flores played well at times, but...
Catcher Carlos Maldonado has been designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals to create room for the recently acquired Kurt Suzuki reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com.
Maldonado, 33, only played four games for the Nationals this season. He's a career .159/.260/.317 hitter with 3 HR's, 8 RBI's and a 52 OPS+ in 74 plate appearances for the Nationals and Pirates.
Ross Detwiler pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Adam LaRoche homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Thursday night.
LaRoche had three hits and two RBIs. Jayson Werth also drove in a run for the NL East leaders in his first game back from a broken wrist.
Detwiler (6-4) won for the second time in his last 11 starts. He gave up three singles...
The Washington Nationals have acquired veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Oakland Athletics for catcher David Freitas the team announced. Before the trade deadline, the Nationals were involved in talks with the Rangers regarding Yorvit Torrealba, but they didn't go nowhere.
Suzuki, 28, hit .218/.250/.286 with 1 HR and a 49 OPS+ in 278 plate appearances for the A's this...
"Mr. Bad to the Bone" meets the other "Mr. Bad to the Bone". Bryce Harper meets George Thorogood.
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The Nationals announced they acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Athletics for catcher David Freitas. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said before Friday's game that Suzuki is a No. 1 catcher and welcomed his veteran presence. Suzuki, 28, was batting .218 with the Athletics this season and is owed more than $6 million for 2013. The Nationals have been looking for catching...
Three solo home run, including a pair from Jimmy Rollins, for his second and third home runs in two straight days, help push the Phils past the first-place Nats, 3-2.
The Nats took the lead in the first as, with the bases loaded, via a single by Bryce Harper, a walk to Chad Tracy, sending Harper to second base, and a fielding error by third baseman Kevin Frandsen on a Michael Morse...
Philadelphia Phillies (47-57) at Washington Nationals (61-42)
Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.31 ERA) vs Ross Detwiler (5-4, 3.24 ERA)
Time: 7:05, Nationals Park
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When you’re a team sitting 12 games out of a playoff spot and have officially declared your season over by trading away two main cogs in your lineup, you’re looking...