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MATT PURKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nats resign Frandsen, Release Purke

The Washington Nationals did some minor roster reshuffling.  Avoiding arbitration, the Nats resigned utility infielder Kevin Frandsen on a 1 year deal worth $1 million, plus possible incentives.   Frandsen was a valuable part of the Nationals 2014 bench and was a priority for the Nats this offseason.  The flexibility the Nats have with Frandsen is invaluable, ready and able to...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Aiken: Why is agent Casey Close getting a free pass?

Brady Aiken was the first high school pitcher taken #1 overall since Brien Taylor in 1991.  He had worked towards this moment for years and chosen one of the most respected agents in the game, Casey Close, to represent him.  Aiken was looking forward to beginning his professional career when he agreed on a contract with a $6.5MM signing bonus.  But trouble arose surrounding some...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nats select Pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the MLB Draft

The Washington Nationals have selected the pitcher they coveted the whole time at the 18th pick, pitcher Erick Fedde. Fedde, a junior at UNLV, went 8-2 with a 1.76 ERA over 76.2 innings this season, in which he recorded 82 strikeouts and only 21 walks. He was shut down with an elbow injury mid-season and underwent Tommy John Surgery last month. He was considered a top-ten prospect...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Purke becomes latest Nats pitcher to undergo Tommy John

Washington Nationals pitching prospect Matt Purke becomes the latest Nationals pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery.  Pukre, who was a third round draft pick of the Nats in 2011, after turning down the Texas Rangers as a first round pick in 2009, will undergo the surgery soon.  Dr. James Andrews will perform the UCL ligament repair.  The surgery will sideline Purke for at least...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats continue roster reductions, Matt Purke among cuts

The Washington Nationals continue to make roster reductions as they inch a day closer to Opening Day. So far today, the Nats have send pitchers Matt Purke, Clay Hensley and Danny Rosenbaum to minor league camp.  Rosenbaum will no doubt end up at Syracuse AAA.  Purke is a big prospect pitcher for the Nats that we will keep a close eye on. Purke is a 6’4″ left-hander the Nats...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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