Clippard returns, Mattheus to have MRI on chest

Washington Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has returned from a bad back, but bullpen hopeful Ryan Mattheus is scheduled for an MRI on his chest. Clippard had not thrown in five days because of tightness in his back. The righty setup man said he felt fine after an 8-minute bullpen session Monday. Mattheus says began experiencing discomfort following a bullpen session last Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mattheus shut down due to chest injury, Clippard returns to workouts

While the rest of the pitchers in his throwing group took part in their first live batting practice sessions of spring today, Ryan Mattheus remained sidelined with what he said is an upper chest injury. Mattheus has been shut down since Tuesday, he revealed today, after feeling discomfort in the chest following his second bullpen session of spring. He underwent an MRI and will wait...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals recall Ryan Mattheus

The Washington Nationals have recalled right-hander Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned left-hander Xavier Cedeno to their top farm club. The 29-year-old Mattheus was optioned to Syracuse on Aug. 15 to make room for right-hander Drew Storen. He allowed one earned run in 5 1-3 innings during five appearances with Syracuse. Mattheus is 0-1 with a 6.26 ERA in 23 games...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals activate reliever Ryan Mattheus

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus from the disabled list prior to Friday's doubleheader against the New York Mets. Mattheus, who missed the last 58 games with a fractured right hand, has a 4.96 ERA in 14 relief appearances this season. In six appearances during a rehab assignment, he had a 2.25 ERA pitching for the Gulf Coast League...
Via Fox Sports
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals P Ryan Mattheus broke his hand punching a locker

The Washington Nationals are struggling with depth right now as a result of several injuries. There is little that can be done to prevent players from suffering injuries in practice or during a game. However, self-inflicted injuries like the one Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus suffered on Sunday can easily be avoided. According to the Washington Post, the Nats’ setup man broke...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mattheus punches locker, breaks hand

Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus reportedly broke his pitching hand while punching a locker after a rough outing on Sunday afternoon. 

Via Rumors and Rants
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats lose Mattheus to broken hand

The Washington Nationals will be without reliever Ryan Mattheus after learning that the right-hander broke his pitching hand punching a locker in frustration following his rocky outing Sunday. Manager Davey Johnson made the announcement after the Nationals' 8-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. The news came on the same night that the Giants lost starter Ryan...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus redefines the rally cap (GIF)

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus created a unique rally cap in the bullpen during Wednesday's afternoon game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals were down early as the Cards scored three runs in the first inning. Mattheus created his unique look by flipping his cap inside out and attaching Gatorade cups to his ears in the middle of a sixth...
Via Holdout Sports
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Mattheus receives first Nats shaving cream pie of 2013

It took nine games, but at long last the first Nationals player of 2013 finally received a shaving cream pie during a postgame interview on MASN (video here on MASNSports.com). Ryan Mattheus on the receiving end of a towel full of shaving cream courtesy of Drew Storen after contributing two innings of relief: Nationals 7, White Sox 4: Nats sweep White Sox. Zim makes...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video of Ryan Mattheus' 2-pitch, 3-out magic trick in Game 1

"Those are the biggest three outs, the two biggest pitches I’ve ever made. Being down one run, I wanted to pump the team up and get some momentum going in our direction. I came in pumped up, and they got pumped up right along with me." (Ryan Mattheus, via Washington Times, 10/8/2012) With Game 2 just a few short hours away, let's relive the sleight of hand trick...
Via Nationals Enquirer
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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