Nationals Journal: Catchers


Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Catcher Koyie Hill traded to Phillies

The veteran backup catcher was reassigned to minor league camp on Monday morning.

By James Wagner  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Nationals continue to struggle holding baserunners -- and other notes

Also, Doug Fister will throw in a minor league game on Monday.

By James Wagner  |  10:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Catchers, Instant replay, Jordan Zimmermann, matt williams

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Nationals catchers get primer on new home plate collision rules -- and other workout notes

Some of the team’s catchers were fuzzy on the rules so bench coach Randy Knorr led a demonstration.

By James Wagner  |  06:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers, MLB

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Wilson Ramos’s spring power display, and his planned usage during the season

The catcher hit the scoreboard beyond left field perhaps 450-foot homers during batting practice.

By James Wagner  |  02:20 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers, Spring Training, wilson ramos

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Wrapping up today’s workout: Ryan Zimmerman arrives, Matt Williams gives signs, Felipe Rivero throws

Ryan Zimmerman had a first baseman’s mitt waiting for him in Viera, and other notes from Day 2.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:52 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitchers and catchers, Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 02/15/2014

Scenes from Matt Williams’s first day and the Nationals’ first workout

Matt Williams fired up Stephen Strasburg, Christian Garcia made it through and other scenes from the Nats’ first workout.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:26 PM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt williams, pitchers and catchers

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/15/2014

Nationals pitchers and catchers ready for first workout; Josh Roenicke got an assist from Ian Desmond

As the Nationals prepare for their first workout of spring, Josh Roenicke is glad to be here.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitchers and catchers, Spring Training

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Nationals sign catcher Koyie Hill to minor league deal

Hill, a veteran catcher, has struggled to hit in the majors but is added at minimal risk for further catching depth.

By James Wagner  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Nationals pitchers and catchers will report Feb. 13

The idea of spring training’s first day is a nice counterweight to freezing temperatures in Washington.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:17 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitchers and catchers

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013

Nationals sign Chris Snyder to minor league deal, adds catching depth

The veteran catcher was with the Nationals in spring training last year.

By James Wagner  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers, Minor leagues

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Wilson Ramos and Kurt Suzuki to play multiple days in a row

Davey Johnson wants Wilson Ramos and Kurt Suzuki to feel more like everyday players, regardless of who's on the mound.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:48 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Nationals catchers succeeding despite splitting time

Nationals catchers succeeding despite splitting time

By James Wagner  |  06:58 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Kurt Suzuki's improbably great day continues fast start for Nats catchers

Inside Kurt Suzuki's 3-for-4 performance and the offensive production of the Nationals' catching tandem.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers, Kurt Suzuki

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Kurt Suzuki, hoping to stay sharp between starts, makes his season debut

By James Wagner  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers, Kurt Suzuki, wilson ramos

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Chris Snyder signs with Angels after Nationals grant release

The Nationals granted the veteran catcher his release, and he agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

By James Wagner  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Jhonatan Solano, a catcher, played left field. Yes, left field.

In an amusing spring training moment, catcher Jonatan Solano is forced into action in left field and makes several plays.

By James Wagner  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers, Jhonatan Solano, Spring Training

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Kurt Suzuki will likely be the starting catcher to start season

Even though Wilson Ramos is slated to return to action fully in spring training, Manager Davey Johnson will ease him in and rely on Suzuki.

By James Wagner  |  04:49 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers