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  1. Kimball claimed by Jays, Brown outrighted

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Cole Kimball looked promising until a shoulder injury ended his season. The Nationals dropped two players off their 40-man roster today when right-hander Cole Kimball was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays and outfielder Corey Brown was outrighted to Class AAA Syracuse. Kimball had shoulder surgery in July to repair…

  2. C.J. to N.Y. would be OK for D.C.

    Nov 16, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Yankees are putting the full-court press on free agent C.J. Wilson. The general managers meetings are taking place this week in Milwaukee, and while few (if any) actual deals are struck during this annual event, it does offer a first glimpse into where the Hot Stove League may be headed over…

  3. Ramos returns to work out with Tigres

    Nov 15, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos began working out with the Aragua Tigres today. Wilson Ramos was back on a baseball diamond today, in uniform and working out with his Venezuelan winter league team in advance of his return to game action next week. Ramos worked out with the Aragua Tigres, his first appearance on the…

  4. Who needs to be protected?

    Nov 15, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Derek Norris needs to be added to the 40-man roster or risk being lost. It's that time of year again when major-league clubs must do some roster maintenance. By Friday, all teams must add any players who are eligible for the Rule 5 draft to their 40-man roster, or risk losing…

  5. Ramos 4th, Espinosa 6th in ROY vote

    Nov 14, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa's second-half slump cost him a shot at Rookie of the Year honors. There was a point this summer when Danny Espinosa looked like the clear-cut favorite to win National League Rookie of the Year honors. But a second-half tailspin at the plate wound up costing the Nationals second baseman a…

  6. Back to baseball

    Nov 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jesus Flores is now hitting a robust .414 in the Venezuelan winter league. Wilson Ramos let it be known yesterday he's ready to move on. Though it's been less than three days since the Nationals catcher was rescued following his abduction in Venezuela, Ramos says he wants to turn his attention back…

  7. Challenges still await Ramos

    Nov 13, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos answers questions alongside justice minister Tareck El Aissami. Wilson Ramos slept comfortably in his own bed last night, just as millions of Venezuelans and Nationals fans were able to sleep comfortably knowing the 24-year-old catcher was safe, healthy and with family members following a harrowing ordeal. But Ramos' journey back…

  8. Ramos home, details of rescue emerge

    Nov 12, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos is hugged by a family member after he was rescued last night. Venezuelan police commandos raided a house in the mountains about an hour from Wilson Ramos' home last night, exchanged gunfire with the catcher's abductors and then rescued him from a bedroom and whisked him away to be reunited…

  9. Ramos rescued, returning home

    Nov 12, 2011, 2:57 AM EDT

    Photo via Kathe Vilera Wilson Ramos, following his rescue this evening. Updated at 11:35 p.m. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued by Venezuelan police this evening in a mountainous area west of his hometown and is returning to his house where elated family members and friends await his arrival. The 24-year-old was found “safe and…



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