Author Archives: James Wagner

Nationals’ Adam LaRoche to have season-ending shoulder surgery

First baseman Adam LaRoche, who was placed on the disabled list in late May because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder that made hitting painful, will have season-ending surgery on Thursday, General Manager Mike Rizzo said following Tuesday’s gam… Continue reading

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Injury updates on Desmond, Bernadina

Despite sitting out Sunday with an sore left thigh, Ian Desmond will start Tuesday for the Nationals at shortstop. With Sunday’s day off and no game Monday, Desmond had a chancefor continuous rest.
“I’m sure he feels a little bit better,”… Continue reading

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Game 67 discussion thread: Cardinals at Nationals

Despite drizzles of rain in the early evening, things are looking bright for the Nationals tonight. They finished an 11-game road trip across the West Coast in which they finished 6-5, the team’s first winning multi-city roadtrip since May 2008. The… Continue reading

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Riggleman will rely on a six-man bullpen

With the return of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the feeling was that the Nationals would likely make room on the roster by sending down a hitter to the minor leagues. Instead, the Nationals accommodated Zimmerman by optioning a pitcher.
Right-handed … Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman activated from DL, will start; Craig Stammen sent to Class AAA Syracuse

The Nationals welcomed their best player, Ryan Zimmerman, back to the lineup Tuesday. The all-star third baseman was activated off the disabled list and will start for the first time since April 9.
Zimmerman last played two months ago, when he slid in… Continue reading

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Today’s Nationals lineup

As expected, Ryan Zimmerman was activated Tuesday off the disabled list and returns to the Nationals’ lineup for the first time since April 9. He returns to his regular spot, third base and batting third.
The Nationals continue with their creative f… Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman working on his throwing motion

Before his first minor league rehab start on Sunday, as the rest of the Hagerstown Suns stretched in shallow right field, Ryan Zimmerman was working diligently on his throwing. Zimmerman, whose throwing motion has been questioned at times for its unus… Continue reading

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Bryce Harper suffers bruised left knee after being hit by pitch

It was a scary sight for the over 4,500 fans that had come to see rehabbing-slugger Ryan Zimmerman take the field with star prospect Bryce Harper on a warm Sunday afternoon in Hagerstown.
But when the first pitch of Harper’s first at-bat of the gam… Continue reading

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Bryce Harper suffers bruised left knee after being hit by pitch

It was a scary sight for the over 4,500 fans that had come to see rehabbing-slugger Ryan Zimmerman take the field with star prospect Bryce Harper on a warm Sunday afternoon in Hagerstown.
But when the first pitch of Harper’s first at-bat of the gam… Continue reading

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Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent leg injury

Bryce Harper left Sunday’s game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers in his first Hagerstown plate appearance when he was hit by a pitch in what appeared to be his lower left leg.
After he was hit by the first pitch of the at-bat, Harper, who is batt… Continue reading

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