Category Archives: MINOR LEAGUES

Nats Farm Report — Week Ending June 5

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League (23-31)
Pitching Report:
Ross Detwiler: He finally put a terrible, terrible month of May behind him (8.70 ERA, 1-5 record) with his first start of June, throwing six innings of two-run (one earned) ball on Saturday with seven strikeouts and two walks. If he can pitch like May was just a bad month, he may find himself back at Continue reading

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Zimmerman Aces First Test in Rehab Stint in Hagerstown

"I think an extra week is better than getting hurt again." Ryan Zimmerman, on being patient with his rehab from abdominal surgery.

It had been a long time since Ryan Zimmerman played Class-A ball. He played four games for Class-A Savannah in 2005, the year he was drafted, and two more for Potomac in 2008 on a rehab assignment.  That’s the situation he was in on Sunday, suiting up for the Low-A Continue reading

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Nats Farm Report for Week Ending May 29

Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League
Pitching Report
Ross Detwiler: His first four starts of the year were fantastic, but since then, it has been poor start after poor start for Detwiler. He’s given up four or more runs in five straight starts, and his ERA has ballooned to 5.77 after his start on the 24th: 3 2/3 IP, 10 H, 8 R (6 ER), 1 BB, 1 K. He needs to turn it around quickly, or a switch Continue reading

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Nats Farm Report Week Ending May 22

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
AAA Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League: (18-22, 3rd in North Division)
Pitching Report –
Ross Detwiler: Detwiler turned in his fourth consecutive start giving up four runs or more on Thursday night, going five innings with five hits, four earned runs, four walks, and three strikeouts against Norfolk. It’s now been just about a month since his last “good” Continue reading

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Nats Farm Report Week Ending May 15

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League (13-22)
Pitching Report –
Ross Detwiler: Detwiler started off the season strong, but has struggled in his last three starts. He pitched twice last week against the Durham Bulls, losing both  Last Saturday he gave up four runs on six hits and three walk in six innings, then Friday he cruised for six innings before he fell Continue reading

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Nats Farm Report

We’re introducing a new feature here at Nats News Network: "Nats Farm Report".  Every Monday our new staff writer Tyler Radecki will recap the previous week across the Nats minor league organization, highlighting various players and prospects that are making an impact in the minor leagues.
Since this is the first installment, we’ll recap the season thus far for a few key players at each level.___ Continue reading

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Nationals Make More Roster Moves

The Washington Nationals just sent out a press release announcing they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher J.D. Martin, catcher Carlos Maldonado and first baseman Kevin Barker on minor-league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
Additionally, the Nationals extended Spring Training invitations to right-handed pitcher Josh Wilkie, left-handed pitcher Matt Chico and catchers Continue reading

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Nationals Trade Maxwell to Yankees for Minor League Reliever

The Washington Nationals traded OF Justin Maxwell, who was designated for assignment late last week, to the New York Yankees in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Adam Olbrychowski, according to multiple sources.
Olbrychowski, a 24-year old converted starter, has three total appearances in Double-A over the last two seasons, facing a grand total of 23 batters. In four minor league seasons, Continue reading

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Nationals Sign OF Rick Ankiel, Seven Others

–Updated 4:07 pm.  Thanks to reader Todd Boss for the reminder, the Nats apparently need to clear three spots on the 40-man due to the Chien-Ming Wang signing.
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The Washington Nationals signed 31-year old outfielder Rick Ankiel to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.  According to Nats Insider, the deal also includes $1.25 million in performance bonuses.
Ankiel, very famously, came up as a Continue reading

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Nationals Add Three to 40-Man Roster

The Washington Nationals today added 1B Chris Marrero and RHPs Adam Carr and Cole Kimball to their 40-man roster, protecting all three players from the Rule 5 draft next month. All three players are among the Nats top prospects.
The 40-man roster is now full, so if the Nats were to pick up any Major League players in the future, or make a Rule 5 selection themselves, they would have to clear Continue reading

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