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  1. Michael Bourn-to-Phillies possibility heating up

    Dec 5, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    Things are no longer quiet with Michael Bourn‘s market; Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that the Phillies are “past the tire-kicking stage” with the speedy center fielder. Bourn to the Phillies became a popular rumor as soon as Shane Victorino was dealt to the Dodgers during the season, opening up a big hole in center…

  2. Report: Brad Lidge opts for retirement

    Dec 2, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge

    Brad Lidge, who sat out the remainder of the 2012 season after being released by the Nationals in June, has decided to retire, ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports. The 35-year-old Lidge had a 9.64 ERA in 9 1/3 innings before being let go by the Nationals. Battling both shoulder and elbow problems, he had seen his…

  3. Jason Motte makes the two-inning save look easy against Giants

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:08 AM EDT

    Jason Motte,Yadier Molina

    Jason Motte had never had a two-inning save before the Cardinals asked him to get six outs in a two-run game after Wednesday’s long rain delay. Not only did he do the job, but he made it a breeze, retiring every Giant he faced as St. Louis won 3-1. In so doing, Motte became just…

  4. Nationals designate reliever Brad Lidge for assignment

    Jun 17, 2012, 12:11 PM EDT

    brad lidge getty

    2012 has been a nightmare thus far for Brad Lidge. First he surrendered seven hits, seven walks and four earned runs in seven innings during the season’s opening month. Then he needed surgery near the end of April to correct a sports hernia and missed six weeks. And now, according to beat writer Amanda Comak…

  5. Nationals put Henry Rodriguez on DL, activate Brad Lidge

    Jun 7, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge Getty

    Henry Rodriguez initially remained on the active roster after slamming his finger in a door, but today the Nationals placed him on the disabled list and activated Brad Lidge to fill his bullpen spot. Lidge has been out since mid-April following sports hernia surgery and in his absence the Nationals turned to Rodriguez and then…

  6. Brad Lidge begins rehab assignment with rough first outing

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge Getty

    Out since late April following hernia surgery, Brad Lidge began a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Single-A and his first appearance was pretty shaky. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Lidge struck out the first batter he faced, walked the second batter, and then gave up back-to-back singles before being yanked because he’d reached the…

  7. Nationals sign reliever Mike Gonzalez to minor league deal

    May 8, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Mike Gonzalez AP

    Mike Gonzalez‘s inability to land a bullpen gig this offseason always seemed weird to me. Certainly his lengthy injury history played a big part, especially since he underwent knee surgery shortly after last season, but he has a 2.94 career ERA and was effective last year with a 4.39 ERA and 51/21 K/BB ratio in…

  8. Brad Lidge to undergo hernia surgery Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge Getty

    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Brad Lidge‘s agent Rex Gary said that his client will undergo hernia surgery tomorrow. Lidge was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with what was described as an abdominal wall strain. The 35-year-old right-hander isn’t expected to resume throwing for three weeks following surgery, so…

  9. Brad Lidge to be placed on disabled list with abdominal strain

    Apr 27, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge Getty

    The latest development in a wild day for the Nationals, Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports that Brad Lidge will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal wall strain. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but Comak compares it to a sports hernia, which certainly doesn’t sound good.…

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 18, 2012, 6:08 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Rangers 18, Red Sox 3: The Rangers were definitely physically and emotionally into this game. In fact, they did a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line around the basepaths. Josh Hamilton drove in five, Mike Napoli drove in four. Rockies 5, Padres 3:  Jamie Moyer wins and thus becomes the oldest pitcher to ever win a game.…

  11. Drew Storen undergoes minor procedure on right elbow

    Apr 11, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT

    storen getty

    As first reported by Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Nationals closer Drew Storen underwent minor surgery Wednesday on his throwing elbow. The procedure, performed in D.C., was designed to remove bone fragments and was deemed a success. The Nationals aren’t saying for certain how long Storen will be out, but sources told Ladson on Wednesday evening…

  12. Drew Storen to pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Drew Storen

    After a spring training filled with elbow tenderness, this is not good news for Nats closer Drew Storen: Drew Storen will visit Dr. James Andrews after feeling tenderness in his elbow during a sim game. Nats fear bone chip. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) April 9, 2012   Storen began the season on the DL, of…

  13. Drew Storen plays catch, says elbow “felt really good”

    Mar 28, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Drew Storen

    Nationals closer Drew Storen hasn’t ruled out being ready for Opening Day after testing his injured elbow by throwing from flat ground yesterday and reporting no problems. However, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post he still “seems likely to begin the season on the disabled list” in part because Storen has pitched in…

  14. Brad Lidge says Nationals are “probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on”

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge

    Brad Lidge said in a video interview with MLB.com that the Nationals are “probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on and I’ve been on some great teams.” Including, of course, the 2008 Phillies that won the World Series thanks in large part to Lidge’s dominance in the ninth inning. And also the 2009…

  15. The Astros have made Brett Myers their new closer

    Feb 28, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Brett Myers

    This is unexpected: the Houston Astros have moved Brett Myers out of the rotation and have made him their new closer. Announced it this morning. This is not an unprecedented role for Myers. He was the Phillies closer for most of the 2007 season, moving back to the rotation after they picked up Brad Lidge.  As…

  16. Running down the rosters: Washington Nationals

    Feb 23, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    Michael Morse, Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman

    The Nationals may have disappointed some by failing to make a big run at the top three free agents, but a vastly improved rotation could make them surprise contenders in the NL East. Rotation Gio Gonzalez – L Edwin Jackson – R Jordan Zimmermann – R John Lannan – L Stephen Strasburg – R Bullpen…

  17. Nationals add reliever Chad Durbin on minor-league deal

    Feb 1, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Washington wasn’t exactly hurting for bullpen depth, but with so many veteran relievers still looking for homes and willing to sign cheaply Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Nationals have signed Chad Durbin to a minor-league deal. Durbin spent last season in Cleveland and struggled, posting a 5.53 ERA while serving up 12 homers…

  18. Cubs and A’s interested in reliever Todd Coffey

    Jan 31, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

    Todd Coffey

    I’ve been confused about why the Twins haven’t snatched up one of the many low-cost veteran relievers who’ve signed recently and of the remaining options Todd Coffey would seemingly be a good fit, but Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com in Minnesota reports that they aren’t even in the mix for him. According to Wolfson the Cubs…

  19. Pat Burrell and the Class of 1998

    Jan 30, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Pat Burrell, Charlie Manuel

    Pat Burrell, the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, is expected to announce his retirement in the coming days. J.D. Drew, another top player from the same class, may do the same. So, here’s a look at the top players from the 1998 draft, as judged by Baseball-Reference’s version of WAR (the list only…

  20. Nationals sign former Phillies closer Brad Lidge for setup gig

    Jan 26, 2012, 10:51 AM EDT

    Brad Lidge

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal, as Lidge gets a one-year contract worth $1 million. ========== Longtime closer Brad Lidge is on the verge of signing with the Nationals as a setup man, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Lidge failed to save at least 15 games last season for the first time since 2003, as…

  21. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  22. Mariners could make Brandon League available

    Dec 21, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT

    Brandon League

    Even though Ryan Madson, Francisco Cordero and Brad Lidge remain available in free agency, much of the recent closer talk has been regarding trade possibilities. Now perhaps Brandon League can be added to the list of available closers that includes Andrew Bailey and maybe Joel Hanrahan. According to FOXSports.com, the Mariners are getting hits on League…

  23. The Rockies have talked to Brad Lidge

    Dec 16, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have talked to the agent for veteran reliever Brad Lidge. We first learned of the club’s interest during last week’s Winter Meetings. Lidge, who turns 35 next week, didn’t make his first appearance this year until late-July due to arm problems, but ended up posting…

  24. An updated top 50 free agents

    Dec 13, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Taking into account recent signings and some new arrivals courtesy of the non-tender deadline, here’s a new list of the top 50 free agents available. Posted Japanese players Yu Darvish and Norichika Aoki are not included. Darvish, a right-handed pitcher, would come in at No. 2 on the list, while Aoki, an outfielder, would slide in right around No.…

  25. An updated look at what’s left in free agency

    Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Here’s an up-to-date list of how the top 111 free agents have fared to date. Note that the list below doesn’t include Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes, two of the remaining gems available to major league teams. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers) 3. Jose Reyes (Mets):…

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