Nationals Journal: Bench


Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Nationals cut infielder Zach Walters after strong spring

The Nationals sent Zach Walters to minor league camp.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench, Minor leagues, Spring Training, Zach Walters

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Jeff Baker inks deal with Marlins, Nationals still interested in Oliver Perez

The Nationals missed out on the power-hitting right-handed versatile infielder but remain interested in the left-handed reliever.

By James Wagner  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench, Bullpen

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Slugging 1B Mark Reynolds likely to make decision soon

Mark Reynolds, a possible bench fit for the Nats, will likely sign by the end of the week.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench, first base, Mark Reynolds

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/13/2014

A look at where the Nationals’ bench stands

The Nationals have filled several holes on their bench, but some questions still remain.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Nationals show interest in Jeff Baker

Still looking to beef up their bench, the Nationals have been in touch with free agent Jeff Baker.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:43 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench, Jeff Baker, winter meetings

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/03/2013

The Nationals’ remaining needs: left-handed relievers and the bench

Mike Rizzo says the team’s goals now are to upgrade the bench and bullpen.

By James Wagner  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench, Bullpen

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Ryan Mattheus plays catch, four weeks away from return; updates on Roger Bernadina, Chad Tracy

The right-handed reliever throws for the first time since breaking his hand.

By Adam Kilgore and James Wagner  |  06:43 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Davey Johnson on chemistry and the Nationals' bench

Davey Johnson believes the Nationals' bench makeup has tied directly to the "mood" of the team.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench, davey johnson

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/13/2013

On the Nationals' pinch-hitting woes

After posting perhaps the best pinch-hitting numbers in the majors last season, the Nationals' pinch hitters have been among the worst six weeks into the season.

By James Wagner  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/25/2013

The early struggles of the Nationals bench

With a lineup of established players and relatively few injuries so far, the reserves are playing little and stumbling in pinch-hitting at-bats.

By James Wagner  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Davey Johnson in no rush to use Nationals bench

Davey Johnson thinks it's still too early in the season to rest his starters in order to keep his bench fresh.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:15 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Nationals in good position with bench; Mark DeRosa could still return

Unlike years past, the Nationals bench is filled to the brim with talent and Manager Davey Johnson will again have plenty of options.

By James Wagner  |  05:32 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Davey Johnson says Nationals bench is among the best he has managed

The Nationals have the luxury of a deep bench, with players who helped carry the team when others were injured.

By James Wagner  |  06:54 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bench