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Nationals’ Raudy Read suspended 80 games following positive PED test

Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that Nationals catching prospect Raudy Read has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Boldenone — a substance that is banned under the league’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Read is on the Nationals’ 40-man roster, so the suspension creates an unexpected vacancy for the Nats.“This is a very serious matter — one...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals pursuing J.T. Realmuto

As the Marlins’ offseason fire sale continues with the trade of Christian Yelich, it seems attention will now turn to catcher J.T. Realmuto. With three years of control remaining, he’s even closer to free agency than was Yelich, so perhaps only a sufficient offer stands in the way of a deal.At this point, the Nationals are the organization that is “most heavily engaged” in pursuit...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
29 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 9 Nats prospect: Pedro Severino - Byron Kerr

The Nationals lost their starting catcher Wilson Ramos to a devastating ACL injury at the very end of the 2016 regular season. Ramos is recovering well and was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a two-year deal. The Nationals quickly re-signed their other veteran backstop in Jose Lobaton and ... Read More
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Pedro Severino ready to embrace next challenge of NLDS - Byron Kerr

Nationals 23-year-old catcher Pedro Severino started playing baseball in the infield until a coach recommended he become a catcher. That's where Severino realized how good he was at throwing runners out and how he enjoyed the moment so much. During the Marlins series to end the season, Severino threw a ... Read More
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrick Reddington: Severino thrust into different role with Ramos injury - Nationals Buzz

Pedro Severino caught Max Scherzer for the first time on Aug. 3rd in Arizona's Chase Field. Scherzer talked after the outing, an eight-inning start in which he allowed four hits and three earned runs, striking out 11, about getting to know the 23-year-old rookie and getting comfortable with Severino behind ... Read More
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Pedro Severino headed to San Francisco to join Nationals

Pedro Severino, considered the Washington Nationals’ top catching prospect, is headed to San Francisco to join the team, according to his Facebook page. Severino posted a picture of himself at the airport Friday morning. Severino, 23, who is known for his defense, came up to the big leagues last September, then again when Wilson Ramos’s […]
Via Nationals Journal
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Severino heading to San Francisco to join Nats - Byron Kerr

According to a league source, Triple-A Syracuse catcher Pedro Severino is en route to San Francisco to potentially join the Nationals. He will reportedly be at AT&T Park today. It is unclear corresponding move the Nationals will make to add Severino to the 25-man roster. Severino has been considered a ... Read More
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilson Ramos placed on bereavement leave, Pedro Severino recalled

  The Nationals placed Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list Tuesday so that he might be with family to mourn the death of his grandfather. The team recalled 22-year-old catcher Pedro Severino to fill Ramos’s roster spot. Bereavement leave allows players a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days away from the team. […]
Via Nationals Journal
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals option C Pedro Severino to Triple-A Syracuse

The Nationals optioned catcher Pedro Severino to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, ending what was an impressive MLB spring training for the 22-year-old backstop.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Pedro Severino off to a blazing spring training start

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — If Gio Gonzalez had listened to Pedro Severino, he admitted, he probably would not have allowed the home run to Marwin Gonzalez that accounted for the only run he allowed Tuesday. “The balls I got hit with were balls I shook off from him,” Gonzalez said. “He had the right mind frame.” Severino, […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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