Jul 31, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT
Updated at 6:40 p.m. Mike Rizzo insisted all along it would be “very difficult” to trade Drew Storen, unless the Nationals received an overwhelming return for the 23-year-old closer. The Nationals general manager stayed true to his word as the clock ticked down to Sunday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, refusing to pull off a blockbuster…
Jul 31, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Jon Niese in today's series finale at Nationals Park. As the drama of the trade deadline plays out in the general manager's office, the Nationals take the field this afternoon to face the Mets in the rubber game of this weekend series. Last night's 3-0…
Jul 31, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals got to celebrate after snapping a six-game losing streak. July 31 has arrived, and it promises to be a furious countdown to the 4 p.m. trade deadline. Though the Nationals have already pulled off three trades this week — acquiring Jonny Gomes and dealing away Jason Marquis and Jerry Hairston…
Jul 31, 2011, 4:26 AM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals got to celebrate after snapping a six-game losing streak. They spent all of Saturday trading away veterans and wondering who else might get dealt before Sunday’s 4 p.m. deadline, then went out and played their best ballgame in a week to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals’ 3-0 victory…
Jul 31, 2011, 2:47 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Yunesky Maya earned his first career win but strained an oblique muscle. The excitement of securing his first career victory in his 10th big-league start Saturday night was somewhat tempered for Yunesky Maya, who also strained his right oblique muscle while running the bases and now is likely headed for the disabled…
Jul 30, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT
Updated at 8:15 p.m. Jason Marquis always figured to be the most-tradeable veteran on the Nationals’ roster, a designation that led to plenty of speculation as the clock ticked down toward Sunday’s non-waiver deadline. When the move finally came Saturday, though, it was both expected and surprising. Not because Marquis was traded (to the Diamondbacks…
Jul 30, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis is scheduled to start — emphasis on scheduled — tonight. We're now just outside of 24 hours until tomorrow's trade deadline, and it's already been an active day for the Nationals. Jerry Hairston was traded to the Brewers for minor-league outfielder Erik Komatsu. That left a…
Jul 30, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT
The Nationals traded Jerry Hairston to the Brewers today, moving the veteran utilityman to a contender but leaving themselves short-handed in center field and on the bench for the moment. In exchange for the 35-year-old Hairston, the Nationals will receive Erik Komatsu, a 23-year-old outfielder who was hitting .294 with a .393 on-base percentage for…
Jul 30, 2011, 4:13 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang struggled through the first inning but settled down after that. He stood atop the mound at 7:06 p.m., a big-league hitter stepping to the plate 60 feet and 6 inches from his position, a crowd of 30,114 settling into the ballpark and a throng of media members from his native…
Jul 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT
Updated at 6:46 p.m. Needing to clear a roster spot for Chien-Ming Wang to make his first big-league appearance in more than two years, the Nationals optioned outfielder Roger Bernadina to Class AAA Syracuse shortly before tonight's game. The option wasn't made official until minutes before gametime, on the off chance the Nationals made another…
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