Nationals Journal: Minor leagues


Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/05/2014

Nationals coverage in today’s Post and minor league box scores

A rundown of all the coverage in today’s paper and all the action yesterday in the Nats’ farm system.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Nationals’ minor league rosters

The Nationals believe they’ve built up depth throughout their farm system in recent seasons.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Nationals add two minor league pitchers

The Nationals add right-hander Omar Poveda for cash and sign left-hander Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal.

By James Wagner  |  07:07 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

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 03:04 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Brian Goodwin, Sammy Solis, Eury Perez and Steven Souza Jr. among big-league camp cuts

Several of the organization’s top prospects were cut from major league camp.

By James Wagner  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, prospects, Spring Training

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Nationals acquire minor league infielder Brandon Laird from Royals

The infielder will report to minor league spring training.

By James Wagner  |  09:37 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Matt Purke and Michael Taylor among six cuts from Nationals camp

Major league camp is down to 49 players now.

By James Wagner  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, prospects, Spring Training

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Felipe Rivero, acquired in Jose Lobaton-Nate Karns trade, adjusting to the Nationals

The Nationals are bullish on the 22-year-old left-handed starter from Venezuela.

By James Wagner  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Felipe Rivero, Minor leagues, Spring Training

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Nationals ink reliever Josh Roenicke, Ian Desmond’s brother-in-law, to minor league deal

The 31-year-old right-handed reliever is married to Desmond’s sister Nikki.

By James Wagner  |  01:44 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, Minor leagues

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Nationals sign Luis Ayala, an original National, to a minor league deal

The 36-year-old right-handed reliever is reunited with Ryan Zimmerman and Jamey Carroll.

By James Wagner  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Nationals non-roster invitees include Brian Goodwin, A.J. Cole, Blake Treinen

The Nationals will invite 18 players not on the 40-man roster to big league camp.

By James Wagner  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Cole, Blake Treinen, brian goodwin, Minor leagues, Spring Training

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Nationals sign reliever Clay Hensley to minor league deal

The right-hander has a career 4.00 ERA over seven major league seasons.

By James Wagner  |  07:17 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

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 01:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Nats make minor league coaching changes

The Nationals add two new managers to their minor league system and promote several coaches from within.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Nationals extend agreement with Syracuse Chiefs through 2018

The Nationals will use Syracuse as their Class AAA affiliate for, at least, another five years.

By James Wagner  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Syracuse

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Nationals to renew agreement with Class AAA affiliate Syracuse

The Nationals will announce a four-year renewal of their contract with Class AAA Syracuse

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Syracuse, Syracuse Chiefs

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Nationals trade Fernando Abad for minor league outfielder John Wooten

The Nationals flip the recently DFA’d reliever for a minor league outfielder.

By James Wagner  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Tony Beasley won’t return as Syracuse manager, shifting to field coordinator

“I felt like it’s something interesting,” Beasley said. “I think I can do well in this position.“

By James Wagner  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Nationals ink reliever Daniel Stange to minor league deal

The right-handed reliever split time between the Padres and Angels minor leagues last season.

By James Wagner  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Nationals re-sign Chris Young to a minor league deal

The big right-handed starter spent the majority of the season injured but the Nationals are bringing him back as insurance.

By Adam Kilgore and James Wagner  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Baseball America names Lucas Giolito the top Nationals prospect

The 19-year-old right-handed starter leads Baseball America’s list of Nationals prospects heavy on pitching.

By James Wagner  |  11:53 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lucas Giolito, Minor leagues

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/07/2013

‘Smiley Gonzalez’ among the Nationals minor league free agents

Also among the minor league free agents: Chris Young, Bill Bray, Chris Marrero, Cole Kimball and Josh Smoker.

By James Wagner  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Nationals debut minor league offseason conditioning camp

For five days, the players will be put through an offseason strength and conditioning bootcamp.

By James Wagner  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Billy Burns named Nationals’ minor league player of the year, Taylor Jordan named pitcher of the year

Tony Renda is also given the inaugural Bob Boone award.

By James Wagner  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Burns, Minor leagues, Taylor Jordan

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Erik Davis, Ian Krol and Sandy Leon are Nationals’ first September call-ups

More additions to the newly expanded roster are expected.

By James Wagner  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  call-ups, erik davis, Ian Krol, Minor leagues, Nationals roster, roster, Sandy Leon, September call-ups

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Nationals GCL team sets a minor league record

The team's .845 winning percentage is the best single-season mark of any U.S.-based minor league team at any level.

By James Wagner  |  07:22 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Nationals' Gulf Coast League team on a crazy tear

The lowest level of the Nationals minor league teams has the best record of any team in the system, including the majors.

By James Wagner  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Michael Crotta is making the most of his chance at Syracuse

After reaching the major leagues in 2011 and missing all of 2012 because of injury, Michael Crotta is back on the upswing at Class AAA Syracuse.

By Lacy Lusk  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Crotta, Minor leagues, Nats minor leagues, Syracuse Chiefs

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Aaron Barrett impressing, Brian Goodwin's progress, minor league updates

Updates on Barrett, Goodwin and other players across the Nationals minor leagues.

By James Wagner  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Taylor Jordan named to Futures Game roster

The right-handed starter's profile continues rising.

By James Wagner  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Tyler Robertson, son of Nationals special assistant, acquired off waivers from Twins

With the move, the Nationals reunited the left-handed reliever with his father, Jay Robertson.

By James Wagner  |  02:23 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Tyler Robertson

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Sammy Solis returns to the mound at Potomac

The left-handed starter, who the Nationals have high hopes for, is back in the minors and ready for his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

By James Wagner  |  12:43 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Pitching, Sammy Solis

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/02/2013

A.J. Cole, Robbie Ray together again at Potomac

Robbie Ray and A.J. Cole are sharing a rotation in Potomac after the Nationals re-acquired Cole in the trade that sent Micahel Morse to Seattle

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aj cole, Minor leagues, Robbie Ray

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Baseball America ranks Nationals farm system No. 13

Despite behaving like a contender and trading away prospects, the Nationals' farm system is ranked middle of the pack.

By James Wagner  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, prospects

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Steven Souza's emergence and other Nationals minor league notes

Minor leaguer has "turned a corner" in the Nationals' eyes

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Nationals

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Nationals sign Micah Owings, former pitcher, to minor league deal

The Nationals ink Owings, who converted from a pitcher to a position player last season, to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp.

By James Wagner  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Nationals officially announce minor league deals, spring training invitations, report dates

The Nationals announced a rash of spring training and minor league news, including non-roster invitees, signings and player report dates.

By James Wagner  |  03:56 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Spring Training

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Nationals sign three pitchers to minor league deal

The Nationals sign three starters to low-risk minor league deals, right-hander Ross Ohlendorf and left-handers Sean West and Brandon Mann.

By James Wagner  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Nationals sign former first-round pick pitcher Tyler Herron

The Nationals tried out the former St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates farm hard in spring training, and could help bolster their starting pitching depth.

By James Wagner  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Baseball America names Anthony Rendon top Nationals prospect

Baseball America's annual audit of the Nationals' farm system reveals how much has changed in a year.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, prospects

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Tony Beasley, Matt LeCroy stay put as Nationals announce 2013 minor league coaching staffs

Tony Beasley and Matt LeCroy will return to manager Class AAA Syracuse and Class AA Harrisburg, while Brian Daubach moves up.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:41 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Atahualpa Severino, one of the remaining Expos, signs with Royals

The left-handed minor league reliever, one of the holdovers from the Montreal days, left via free agency.

By James Wagner  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Nationals nearing deadline to set 40-man roster for Rule 5 draft

The Nationals have several players they will have to consider adding to their 40-man roster or risk them getting taken in the Rule 5 draft.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40-man roster, Minor leagues

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Nationals minor leaguers of the year, Matt Skole and Nathan Karns, honored

Nationals minor league pitcher Nathan Karns and third baseman Matthew Skole came to Nationals Park on Friday afternoon to be honored as the best in the system this season.

By James Wagner  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Matt Skole, Nathan Karns named Nationals minor league player, pitcher of the year

The Nationals named Class A Potomac infielder Matt Skole and right-hander Nathan Karns as minor league player and pitcher of the year, respectively.

By James Wagner  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues