Jun 29, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT
The Nationals have signed veteran left-hander J.C. Romero to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Class AAA Syracuse, according to a club source. Romero, 35, was designated for assignment by the Phillies on June 16 after losing his late-inning role to fellow relievers Antonio Bastardo and Mike Stutes. He posted a 3.86 ERA in…
Jun 29, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT
Thanks to everyone who watched today's live edition of Beltway Baseball, where we discussed the chaotic managerial events of the last week, plus Jayson Werth's struggles, trade rumors involving Jason Marquis and Tyler Clippard and this weekend's announcement of All-Star selections. If you missed the show, here's the full episode, broken into two parts. Part…
Jun 28, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to give Davey Johnson his first win tonight at Angel Stadium. Lost amid all the hullabaloo over the Nationals managerial overhaul is this cold, hard fact: They still aren't hitting as a team. In their last three games, the Nats have produced a total…
Jun 28, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa clubbed his 15th homer of the season last night. ANAHEIM, Calif. — Davey Johnson knows a thing or two about playing second base. He did win three Gold Gloves at the position, mind you. So when the Nationals' new manager starts heaping praise upon his rookie second baseman, Danny Espinosa,…
Jun 28, 2011, 7:11 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson walks off the mound following a pitching change. ANAHEIM, Calif. — Davey Johnson hadn’t stood there, in a major-league dugout, wearing a big-league uniform, in 11 years. He wasn’t the same man leaning on a railing at Angel Stadium Monday night as he was doing the same thing up the…
Jun 28, 2011, 1:30 AM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Davey Johnson walked into Angel Stadium at 11 a.m. this morning. First pitch between the Nationals and Angels was still eight hours away. But where else would he rather be? “I’ve done it a lot my whole life,” the Nationals’ new manager said. “The ballpark is your home. … I feel very…
Jun 27, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Davey Johnson makes his return to managing tonight at Angel Stadium. ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hello from sunny Southern California, where tonight Davey Johnson manages his first big-league game in 11 years, having taken over the reins of the Nationals for the remainder of this season (and possibly beyond).…
Jun 27, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT
Monday, 10:05 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (5-5, 3.40) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (3-8, 4.22)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Tuesday, 10:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (7-2, 3.53) vs. RHP Joel Piniero (3-3, 4.09)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (5-6, 2.85) vs. RHP Dan Haren…
Jun 27, 2011, 12:02 AM EDT
Associated Press photo John McLaren gets a hug from Danny Espinosa following his farewell victory. CHICAGO — John McLaren stood in the bowels of U.S. Cellular Field, eyes welling as he tried to put into words what he had experienced over the last 72 hours. “I feel bad about the situation, but the John McLaren…
Jun 26, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT
Updated at 3:25 p.m. CHICAGO — Davey Johnson’s hiring as Nationals manager was made official today. His status in the dugout beyond this season, though, remains unofficial. The Nationals announced Johnson will serve as manager through the remainder of 2011, making his debut Monday night in Anaheim, while also announcing he’s signed a three-year consulting…
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