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  1. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

  2. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  3. Chris Colabello could be headed to Korea

    Dec 21, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Chris Colabello AP

    Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have had discussions with at least one club about sending first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello to the Korean Baseball Organization. A move is no sure thing right now, as the Twins’ asking price to let him go is said to be “higher than normal,”…

  4. Twins sign Kurt Suzuki

    Dec 20, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki

    Minnesota wasted little time finding a new veteran catcher, adding free agent Kurt Suzuki one day after trading Ryan Doumit to Atlanta. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Suzuki and the Twins have agreed to a one-year deal and the 30-year-old will compete with rookie Josmil Pinto for playing time behind the…

  5. Report: Rangers moving toward deal with catcher J.P. Arencibia

    Dec 6, 2013, 12:13 AM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia Getty

    The Rangers are zeroing in on catching help on the heels of A.J. Pierzynski leaving Texas for a one-year deal with the World Series champion Red Sox. While Kurt Suzuki was mentioned as a possibility earlier this week, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and J.P. Arencibia are “progressing” toward a deal. Arencibia…

  6. Rangers looking to Kurt Suzuki for catching help

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki

    Texas quickly re-signed Geovany Soto knowing that A.J. Pierzynski was likely a goner via free agency and now T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are targeting Kurt Suzuki to pair with Soto behind the plate. Soto and Suzuki are both right-handed hitters, so it’s not an ideal pairing, but Suzuki has always had…

  7. Does McCann to New York set up a Salty, Red Sox reunion?

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…

  8. A’s make option calls on Coco Crisp, Brett Anderson, Kurt Suzuki, Chris Young

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Coco Crisp Getty

    Oakland announced four decisions on players with options for 2014, exercising their contracts on Coco Crisp and Brett Anderson while declining on Kurt Suzuki and Chris Young. Crisp will make $7.5 million and Anderson will make $8 million, but they chose to buy out Suzuki for $650,000 instead of paying him $8.5 million and bought…

  9. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  10. Sewage problems at O.co Coliseum no problem for the Athletics as they cut their magic number to one

    Sep 21, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    Twins Athletics Baseball

    D.J. Short posted earlier about the O.co Coliseum’s latest sewage issue as a result of rain in the Oakland area. The showers caused a two-hour delay while players, coaches, and clubhouse personnel dealt with the primitive conditions indoors. Once play resumed, the A’s wasted no time getting on the board. Alberto Callaspo contributed an RBI…

  11. UPDATE: Athletics reacquire catcher Kurt Suzuki from Nationals

    Aug 23, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki

    Undoing a trade made a year ago, the A’s have acquired Kurt Suzuki from the Nationals for pitching prospect Dakota Bacus. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times was the first with the news Thursday night. With Oakland’s No. 1 (John Jaso), No. 2 (Derek Norris) and No. 4 (Luke Montz) catchers all on the shelf,…

  12. Matt Kemp doesn’t want the 2011 NL MVP award

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    kemp getty

    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp narrowly lost the 2011 NL Most Valuable Player award to Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. That the two were separated by about 60 points in voting illustrates just how close the race was. Now that we’ve learned that Braun did, in fact, use performance-enhancing drugs, that race isn’t nearly as close for…

  13. Matt Kemp exits in ninth with ankle injury

    Jul 21, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    kemp getty

    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.…

  14. Nationals sign Kelly Shoppach

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Kelly Shoppach

    Veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach, who was released by the Mariners two weeks ago, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Nationals. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Shoppach will head to Triple-A, where the 33-year-old hasn’t played regularly since way back in 2006 when he was a Red Sox prospect. Shoppach has always been…

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

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Padres 2: An improbable walkoff grand slam from Jeff Mathis caps an improbable winning month from the Miami Marlins. 15-10 in June for the worst team in baseball. Not bad. Oh, and Mathis’ homer was the 3,000th in team history. Pirates 2, Brewers 1: A 14th inning walkoff win for the hottest and…

  16. Wilson Ramos reinjures hamstring, likely out until mid-July

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    wilson ramos getty

    More rough news for Nats catcher Wilson Ramos. According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, Ramos aggravated his strained left hamstring Wednesday while doing first-to-third running drills at the Nationals’ spring training complex in Viera, Florida. He has been shut down indefinitely and is unlikely to return before the mid-July All-Star break. Ramos, who…

  17. Wilson Ramos returns to disabled list after aggravating hamstring injury

    May 16, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos AP

    Wilson Ramos is headed back to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, just a little over two weeks after he returned from the very same injury. Ramos aggravated his hamstring last night when he reached on a single in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old catcher was able to make it back from the…

  18. Nationals activate Wilson Ramos from the disabled list

    Apr 29, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos

    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is back from the disabled list after sitting out the past two weeks with a strained hamstring. Ramos isn’t in the lineup tonight and it’ll be interesting to see how manager Davey Johnson splits the playing time behind the plate with Kurt Suzuki off to a nice start. Before the injury…

  19. Wilson Ramos on track to start rehab assignment Friday

    Apr 25, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos

    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Double-A Harrisburg, reports Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com. Ramos, who landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained left hamstring, was able to run the bases and take batting practice this afternoon. He’s expected to catch three…

  20. Quote of the Day: Davey Johnson has had it

    Apr 24, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson

    Davey Johnson said it was “World Series or bust” this season for the Nats. So far they’re scuffling, however. And last night we got a rare look at a ticked off Davey Johnson: “I’m usually pretty patient, but I’m getting to my rope’s end,” Johnson said. “The effort’s there, but we’re just not getting it…

  21. Matt Harvey is real, and he’s spectacular

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals  v New York Mets

    Matt Harvey outdueled wunderkind Stephen Strasburg in Queens tonight, holding the Nationals to one run over seven innings. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out seven in as many innings. Most impressively, he worked his way out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the seventh, even after a brutal throwing error by Daniel Murphy put…

  22. Nationals place Wilson Ramos on 15-day disabled list

    Apr 14, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

    wilson ramos getty

    From Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com comes word that the Nationals have placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list because of a left hamstring strain. It’s not of the severe variety and the Nationals are optimistic that Ramos will be ready to be activated as soon as he is eligible. Jhonatan Solano was called…

  23. Wilson Ramos expected to land on disabled list with pulled hamstring

    Apr 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos AP

    Tough break for Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who missed most of last season with a torn ACL in his right knee. According to Mike Harris and Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, Ramos was forced to leave this afternoon’s game against the Braves after he pulled his left hamstring while trying to leg out a…

  24. Davey Johnson gave his catcher a carrot

    Mar 29, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos

    Metaphorically. The Nationals’ manager was explaining why he gave the Opening Day start behind the dish to Wilson Ramos and not Kurt Suzuki. Via Adam Kilgore: Johnson made the decision – “a tough call,” he said – for two reasons. He had already decided to alternate Ramos and Suzuki every other game, and so on…

  25. Chris Snyder signs with Angels after being cut by Nationals

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Chris Snyder

    Six weeks after signing Chris Snyder to a minor-league contract the Nationals released the veteran catcher and according to James Wagner of the Washington Post he immediately inked a new deal with the Angels. Snyder always seemed like an odd fit for the Nationals because if healthy Wilson Ramos was assured of being paired with…

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