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  1. Angels release Carlos Pena, who still wants to continue his playing career at age 35

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times has the report from Arizona … 1B Carlos Pena, released by #Angels, has no plans to retire. “I feel too good,” he said. “That’s not even an option.” — Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) March 23, 2014 Pena had only an outside shot at an Opening Day roster spot and…

  2. Angels sign Chad Tracy

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

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    Not satisfied after signing Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch yesterday the Angels have added another veteran left-handed bat in Chad Tracy, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Tracy is 33 years old and spent the past two seasons as a bench bat for the Nationals, hitting .230 with seven homers and a .660…

  3. Bizarro World: Craig Kimbrel blows a save, Andrelton Simmons commits a game-ending error.

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

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    Well that’s something one doesn’t expect to see every day. The Nationals sprinted out to a 3-0 lead in the first game of today’s doubleheader against the Braves. Then Mike Minor settled down and didn’t allow another run through the sixth. The Braves scored runs in the sixth and seventh to bring it to 3-2.…

  4. Miguel Cabrera leaves game after aggravating hip injury

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:34 PM EST

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    Miguel Cabrera missed four consecutive games last week with a hip issue. And it’s not going away. According to MLB.com beat writer Jason Beck, the third baseman aggravated that hip injury in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Nationals while charging a Chad Tracy groundball. Cabrera stuck around for a few more innings,…

  5. Matt Kemp exits in ninth with ankle injury

    Jul 21, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

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    On the same day he returned from the disabled list, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp appeared to twist his ankle sliding into Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki at home plate in the ninth inning today with his team up 9-2. Kemp was at third base when Carl Crawford hit a ground ball to first baseman Chad Tracy.…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2013, 6:59 AM EST

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 2, Mets 1: A three-hour and fifty-two minute rain delay? Really? Despite that, Dillon Gee shut the Braves out through eight and a third and drove in the Mets’ only run. And despite that he gave up a walkoff two-run homer to Freddie Freeman just before 1:30 AM. Now they play a day-night doubleheader. Expect many…

  7. Ryan Zimmerman set to begin rehab assignment tonight

    Apr 30, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

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    Ryan Zimmerman will begin a brief minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Single-A, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com. Barring a setback with his hamstring injury Zimmerman is expected to play two games at Single-A, take a day off, and then come off the disabled list to rejoin the Nationals’ lineup Friday. Zimmerman hit .226 with…

  8. Ryan Zimmerman sent for MRI on sore hamstring

    Apr 20, 2013, 4:20 PM EST

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    According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Ryan Zimmerman was sent for an MRI on sore left hamstring today. Zimmerman initially felt a cramp in his hamstring last weekend and aggravated it during Wednesday’s game. He’s out of the starting lineup today for the second straight game. Nationals manager Davey Johnson and general manager…

  9. Adam LaRoche out Saturday with back stiffness

    Apr 6, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

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    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Adam LaRoche is out of today’s lineup against the Reds due to a stiff back. He has been dealing with the issue over the past couple of days and made an early exit from last night’s 15-0 blowout loss after his condition worsened. It doesn’t sound like a major…

  10. Chad Tracy undergoes arthroscopic surgery on knee

    Oct 25, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

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    Ryan Zimmerman wasn’t the only member of the Nationals who went under the knife today. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Chad Tracy underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Like Zimmerman, he’s expected to be fine in time for spring training. Tracy functioned mostly as a pinch-hitter for the National League East champions this…

  11. Mike Matheny gets outmanaged as Cards lose Game 1

    Oct 7, 2012, 7:21 PM EST

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    The biggest hit in Sunday’s Game 1 came about because the Nationals got the matchup they wanted and the Cardinals didn’t. Down 2-1 with two on and two out in the top of the eighth, Nationals manager Davey Johnson sent up lefty Chad Tracy to hit in the pitcher’s spot in the order. The Cardinals…

  12. Quote of the Day: “If I had that body I’d never have clothes on”

    Aug 27, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

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    Before this season Nationals outfielder Roger Bernadina was mostly known for big muscles and small production at the plate, but now he’s hitting .308 with an .800 OPS in 103 games as part-time player. His muscles, however, haven’t changed, as teammate Chad Tracy explained to James Wagner of the Washington Post: The guy is a…

  13. Chad Tracy gets a one-year extension from the Nationals

    Aug 24, 2012, 7:27 PM EST

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    Chad Tracy has only logged 68 plate appearances this year, but he has apparently made a pretty good impression on the Nationals. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced before tonight’s game that the club has signed Tracy to a one-year contract extension. No word yet on the terms, but he…

  14. Chad Tracy could miss entire season with torn groin muscle

    May 30, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    Chad Tracy pulled up lame while running out a double Saturday, leaving the game in obvious pain, and it turns out the injury was a bad one. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Tracy suffered a torn groin muscle that will require surgery. He’ll miss at least 6-8 weeks and the 32-year-old veteran could be…

  15. Ryan Zimmerman scratched, a ‘manager’s decision’

    May 22, 2012, 6:57 PM EST

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    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was a late scratch Tuesday in what was termed a “manager’s decision” by a team spokesman. The spokesman said Zimmerman might be available to pinch-hit. Chad Tracy is starting at third base in his place. Zimmerman’s absence bodes well for Roy Halladay to continue his dominance of the Nationals. He’s…

  16. Bryce Harper’s first career steal is of home

    May 6, 2012, 8:55 PM EST

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    Bryce Harper put the Nationals on the board with his legs Sunday night against the Phillies. After getting hit by a Cole Hamels pitch in the first, he advanced to third on a Jayson Werth single and then stole home as Hamels made a pickoff throw to first. Harper pretty easily made it into home…

  17. Bryce Harper is on his way to the majors at 19, as Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

    Apr 27, 2012, 4:54 PM EST

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    Ryan Zimmerman needing a stint on the disabled list certainly isn’t a surprise considering the third baseman’s shoulder injury hasn’t shown any improvement, but the Nationals’ choice to replace him on the roster is a shocker. General manager Mike Rizzo announced that Bryce Harper will be called up from Triple-A tomorrow to make his MLB…

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