Nationals Injury Notes: Bryce Harper, Nate McLouth, Denard Span, Doug Fister

Washington Nationals phenom outfielder, Bryce Harper, left early in last night's blowout (9-2) over the Miami Marlins with "a tight left quad that isn’t expected to keep him out of the lineup on Tuesday," writes James Wagner of The Washington Post. Harper, who had been "running funny" earlier in the game (as noted by TV color analyst F.P. Santangelo), tripped...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Updates: Ryan Zimmerman, Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Doug Fister

Ten games into the 2014 season, the Washington Nationals are without three of their eight starting position players, their number four starting pitcher, and several players who were part of the team's depth squad on the bench and in Triple-A Syracuse. Here's the list.Ryan Zimmerman (3B) fractured right thumb. out 4-6 weeks. Denard Span (CF), concussion, out at least a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Notes: Ryan Zimmerman, Doug Fister, Jeff Kobernus

Ryan Zimmerman. It looks like no DL stint and no immediate change of position for the Washington Nationals third baseman. Instead, Zimmerman will alter his throwing motion, lowering his arm-slot to alleviate the pain in his shoulder. Manager Matt Williams, himself a four-time Gold Glover at third base, said it was "realistic" for Zimmerman to remain at the hot corner...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Doug Fister (lat strain) making progress

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams described RHP Doug Fister's progress in a briefing before last night's game against the Miami Marlins. Mark Williams of Nat Insider reported:Fister threw off flat ground from 120 feet Tuesday and reported no problems with his strained lat muscle. Williams said the right-hander will likely throw to a catcher off flat ground soon,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Updates: Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Doug Fister, Scott Hairston

Bryce Harper (OF) was not in today's lineup for the Washington Nationals' game against the Atlanta Braves. According to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider, manager Matt Williams explained that Harper's "day off"  was due to the young slugger's frustration with his slow start (3 for 21, 10 strikeouts, no RBI) and not due to any lingering symptoms from the collision...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats News: Owner Mark Lerner says payroll is maxed out

The Washington Nationals are putting a $134 million team on the field for 2014, the ninth highest payroll in the game. Friday, Nats owner Mark Lerner said that number is the maximum he is willing to spend on the year, according to the Associated Press."We're beyond topped out. Our payroll has skyrocketed to like $140 million. ... I don't think we can go much further...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Time To Believe In Kazmir?

In Episode 26, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Hating on closers who blow their first save of the season like Joe Nathan Doug Fister‘s extended injury timetable and his replacements Tanner Roark...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Pennant Odds: Tigers Lead American League, Dodgers in National League betting

Most of the usual suspects top the odds when it comes to MLB futures action, but where might the value lie on the updated pennant betting boards? The Detroit Tigers top the betting in the American League at odds of 9/2. Detroit has made the playoffs the last three seasons, and won the pennant two years ago. As well, the Tigers still own one of the best starting rotations in baseball...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Doug Fister (lat) still not throwing, says he is "moving forward"

From Mark Zuckerman, Nationals beat writer for CSN Washington, comes this tweet regarding RHP Doug Fister's progress.Doug Fister did not begin throwing program today but said he's still "moving forward."— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) April 3, 2014 As reported earlier by Sports Injury Alert, Fister planned to start throwing from a distance of 60 feet on flat...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Updates: Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Doug Fister, Erik Davis

Bryce Harper (OF), possible concussion. After colliding with the Mets' Eric Young in a play at second base on Monday, Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper passed concussion tests and stayed in the game game (see this report by Sports Injury Alert). Harper said his head hurt "pretty bad" but reported no other ill effects in the next 48 hours. However, because...
Via MLB Injury News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals trade Doug Fister to Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi

According to sources, the Washington Nationals have traded Doug Fister to Baltimore for Steve Lombardozzi. Fister, who was traded by the Tigers to the Nationals in December for Lombardozzi, Ian Krol, and Robbie Ray and in a deal largely thought to be a steal by the Nationals, landed on the DL with a right lat strain on Saturday. Speaking to the media this morning, Nationals GM...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Reasons The Nats Will Be Better In 2014

Please welcome back guest contributor Bryan Frantz to Mr. Irrelevant. Here he is on your 2014 Washington Nationals. It says a lot about the Nats’ expectations that an 86-win 2013 season was considered a bitter disappointment. Going into this season, the song remains the same: They’re projected to go to the playoffs, Bryce Harper is an MVP candidate and the starting rotation...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fister on DL; Tigers-Nationals game rained out

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals have placed pitcher Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on the right side of his upper back.
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister to start season on DL

Nationals Manager Matt Williams said Doug Fister (back) could miss the first three weeks of the season, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Doug Fister will start the season on the 15-day disabled list, and the three weeks is a rough estimate as he will need time to build up his arm strength. Washington […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Nats' Doug Fister (lat strain) out 3 weeks to a month

Washington Nationals right-handed starter Doug Fister was originally shut down on March 7 with elbow inflammation. After the inflammation settled down, he worked his way back, to the point of throwing 3.2 innings against the Miami Marlins on March 22 without issue. However, he reported a tightness in his side during a minor-league start on March 27, was diagnosed with a lat strain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams On Doug Fister

“Doug’s gonna go to the DL, of course. He’s gonna be shutdown from throwing for about five days, see where he’s at, and we’re gonna start the process of getting him back. That’s the perfect plan, so we’ll see how it goes over the next few [days] and get him going back on his program to build back up a little bit.” When asked what the best case situation is for Fister’s...
Via The Nats Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals’ Doug Fister to open season on DL’s Bill Ladson is reporting that Washington Nationals prized offseason acquisition, Doug Fister, will begin the season on the disabled list. According to the report, Fister has a right lat strain, although the team hasn’t confirmed such news. Fister suffered the injury on Thursday, while pitching in a minor league game. The outing, which was supposed to last for 60 pitches...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nats place Doug Fister on Disabled List

As expected, the Washington Nationals have placed starting pitcher Doug Fister on the 15 day disabled list.   Fister was pitching in a minor league game when he left in the first inning with a lat strain.  He was scheduled to throw 60-65 pitches that day.  Previous to that, Fister was battling arm stiffness and inflammation.  It is unclear how many starts Fister will miss. With...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Update: Nats' Doug Fister (lat strain) placed on DL

Today's chapter of the Doug Fister spring training saga has the right-handed pitcher starting a minor-league game and leaving after one inning with a strain in his right lat, according to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider. The astute reader will recall that he was originally shut down on March 7 with elbow inflammation. After the inflammation settled down, he worked his way back...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister leaves with lat strain, doubtful for first Nationals start

Nationals right-hander Doug Fister, the prized offseason addition who gave them perhaps the best starting rotation in baseball, exited a minor league start after one inning Thursday with a right lat strain. Already trying to build arm strength in time for the regular season in the wake of early-spring elbow inflammation, Fister can almost certainly be ruled out to make the first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nats say they will have no update on Doug Fister today. A team doctor was scheduled to examine his lat strain today. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 28, 2014
Via The Nats Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

An Ugly(ish) Alex Gonzalez Comparison

Many in the sabermetric community were stunned by the Doug Fister trade. Doug Fister, one of the more valuable pitchers in baseball, was traded for Ian Krol, Robbie Ray, and Steve Lombardozzi. And while it sort of makes sense that the Tigers wanted to clear the impending cost of Doug Fister and make themselves more geared for the future, most insiders and front office executives...
Via Batting Leadoff
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Doug Fister (lat, elbow) headed for DL

Today's chapter of the Doug Fister spring training saga has the right-handed pitcher starting a minor-league game and leaving after one inning with a strain in his right lat, according to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider. The astute reader will recall that he was originally shut down on March 7 with elbow inflammation. After the inflammation settled down, he worked his way back...
Via MLB Injury News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fister injures back muscle in minor league game

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister left a minor league start after one inning Thursday with a strain of the latissimus dorsi muscle on the right side of his back and may not be able to take his first turn in the rotation on April 6.
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats’ Doug Fister Leaves Minor League Game With Lat Strain

On a rehab start at minor league camp, Doug Fister, penciled in as the Nats fourth starter int he rotation, was forced to leave the game early, after the first inning, because of a lat strain.  Fister was scheduled to throw 60-65 pitches today.   Fister will be re-evaluated when the Nationals return to the District.   According to Matt Williams, the strain is a “definite set...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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