Category Archives: FLORES

Dealing a Catcher to the Giants?

Lots of folks are asking the question today, in the aftermath of Scott Cousins needlessly ending Buster Posey’s season, if it would make sense for Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo to make a phone call to San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean to gauge his interest in trading for Pudge Rodriguez or Jesus Flores.
No less an expert than Jim Bowden suggested the very same idea on Twitter.
I certainly Continue reading

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Zimmerman Out, LaRoche Ailing: Where Does the Offense Come From?

Multiple reports earlier today indicated catcher Jesus Flores will be recalled to take Ryan Zimmerman’s place on the roster when the Washington Nationals move the third baseman to the disabled later today with an abdominal strain, originally sustained during spring training and re-aggravated in Saturday’s 8-4 loss to the New York Mets, when he slid headfirst into second on a play that didn’t even Continue reading

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Flores, Stammen Sent to Minors; Roster Trimmed to 35

(C.Nichols/Nats News Network)
The Washington Nationals re-assigned catcher Jesus Flores and pitcher Craig Stammen to Triple-A Syracuse today, cutting the Nats spring training roster to 35 as Opening Day rapidly approaches.
Neither move is unexpected.  Flores, returning from major shoulder surgery, needs to see more pitching to get his stroke back after missing the better part of two seasons.  Continue reading

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