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  1. Cubs acquire reliever Henry Rodriguez from the Nationals

    Jun 12, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

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    Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have acquired hard-throwing right-handed reliever Henry Rodriguez from the Nationals in exchange for minor league pitcher Ian Dickson. Rodriguez was designated for assignment by the Nats last week after walking 16 batters over his first 18 innings. He has an exciting arm but has struggled with his…

  2. Anthony Rendon called up by the Nationals, Jayson Werth activated, Danny Espinosa sent to the disabled list

    Jun 4, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

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    YET ANOTHER UPDATE:  The Nats beat has become a bit unreliable today. No, Espinosa has NOT been optioned to Triple-A, contrary to one report. He’s been DL’d: OFFICIAL: #Nats place INF Danny Espinosa on 15-day DL, designate RHP Henry Rodriguez & LHP Zach Duke for assignment — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 4, 2013   That’s…

  3. Henry Rodriguez undergoes season-ending elbow surgery

    Aug 31, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    It seems like forever ago, but Henry Rodriguez began this season as the Nationals’ closer. And he’ll end it on the disabled list, as the team announced that Rodriguez had surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow and will be sidelined for at least three months. Rodriguez has actually been on the DL since…

  4. Brandon Phillips could land on DL with calf strain

    Aug 1, 2012, 12:44 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    Brandon Phillips came back and played Monday after leaving Sunday’s game with a cramp in his left calf, but it appears he made the injury a whole lot worse tonight. MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon has the quotes from the Reds second baseman: The calf is no bueno right now. I tried to play [Monday] because the…

  5. Drew Storen ready to face hitters following elbow surgery

    Jun 21, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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    The last time we checked in on Drew Storen, he just resumed throwing off a mound following April surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. Now he’s ready to take the next step. According to Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com, Storen is scheduled to throw live batting practice tomorrow for the first time since…

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

    Jun 7, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    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…

  7. Oh, Henry! Nats reliever suffers a door injury

    May 31, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    This isn’t ironing a shirt while wearing it bad, but it is pretty random. Henry Rodriguez got an owie: After the Nationals’ 5-3 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday, Manager Davey Johnson revealed Henry Rodriguez had slammed a bathroom door shut on his right index finger. Rodriguez played catch wearing a protective rubber covering over…

  8. Nats demote Henry Rodriguez, will go closer-by-committee

    May 22, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

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    The Nationals are switching things up at closer. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider, manager Davey Johnson announced Tuesday night that right-hander Henry Rodriguez has been demoted back to his old setup role. Johnson will open things up in the ninth inning, giving save chances to a combination of Sean Burnett, Tyler…

  9. The Nationals may go with a closer by committee

    May 22, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Washington Nationals

    Henry Rodriguez continues to not get it done as the Nationals closer. Last night he came into the game to lock down a 2-0 lead in the ninth. Then he walked a guy, gave up a single and uncorked two wild pitches. The dude he walked came around to score and Sean Burnett had to,…

  10. Drew Storen aiming to return around the All-Star break

    May 17, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    As fill-in closer Henry Rodriguez continues to do his tight-rope act in the ninth inning Drew Storen said yesterday that he’s aiming to return from the disabled list and reclaim the Nationals’ closer job around the All-Star break. Storen underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow on April 11 and has progressed to…

  11. Davey Johnson’s Daily “Henry Rodriguez is still our closer” update

    May 15, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Washington Nationals

    After Henry Rodriguez gave up that walkoff grand slam to Joey Votto on Sunday, Nationals manager Davey Johnson made it clear that Rodriguez is still the closer.  He had to do it again last night: “I still have utmost confidence in Henry,” Johnson said after the game. “That was his third day in a row going…

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

    May 15, 2012, 5:54 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper, Nick Hundley, Larry Vanover

    Nationals 8, Padres 5: Bryce Harper golfed one more than 400 feet to straightaway center for his first ever major league homer. He also struck out on four pitches to Joe Thatcher and launched a really loud f-bomb. I love him for both reasons, frankly. And I love how the back end of the Nats…

  13. Joey Votto: solo homer, solo homer, walkoff grand slam

    May 13, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

    Joey Votto, Jesus Flores

    Let’s see Josh Hamilton match this one. Already with two solo homers on the day, Joey Votto hit a walkoff grand slam off Henry Rodriguez to give the Reds a 9-6 win over the Nationals on Sunday. It was just the second homer to a left-handed batter allowed by Rodriguez in 112 2/3 career innings.…

  14. Kansas City’s Kelvin Herrera is MLB’s new hardest thrower

    May 9, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Kelvin Herrera

    Averaging a cool 99.1 mph with his fastball, Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera has taken over as the league’s hardest thrower since being called up last month. Here’s the top 10, according to Fangraphs data: 99.1 – Herrera 98.6 – Andrew Cashner (Padres) 98.4 – Henry Rodriguez (Nationals) 96.8 – Nate Jones (White Sox) 96.8 –…

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

    May 9, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers batter Josh Hamilton runs to the dugout after hitting his fourth two-run home run in the eight inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore

    Rangers 10, Orioles 3: Josh Hamilton: four bombs, eight RBI and 18 total bases on a 5 for 5 night.   Every time he does something awesome this year I imagine him muttering something about how dumb it was for Jon Daniels not to talk about a contract extension before the season began. Yankees 5,…

  16. Brad Lidge to undergo hernia surgery Tuesday

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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    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…

  17. Tracking Bryce Harper’s major league debut

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:37 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    We’ll provide updates throughout the night as baseball’s top prospect, 19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper, makes his MLB debut against the Dodgers. Here’s the lineup, via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post: As promised, Harper bats 7th: Desmond, ss; Lombardozzi, 3b Werth, rf LaRoche, 1b; Ankiel, cf Espinosa, 2b; Harper, lf Ramos, c Strasburg — Adam…

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

    Apr 27, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    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.…

  19. Drew Storen undergoes minor procedure on right elbow

    Apr 11, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT

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    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…

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