Nationals Journal: Ryan Mattheus


Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Ryan Mattheus feels strong after facing hitters for first time this spring

The right-hander isn’t sure if he will have enough time to build up the arm strength to be ready for the season.

By James Wagner  |  05:07 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/16/2014

Ryan Mattheus to face hitters for first time this spring

The right-handed reliever believes he has enough time to catch up after missing two weeks with a chest injury.

By James Wagner  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Doug Fister feels fine after playing catch, and notes on Ryan Mattheus, Michael Gonzalez

The right-handed starter played catch on Tuesday morning for the first time since feeling tightness in his elbow.

By James Wagner  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Michael Gonzalez, Ryan Mattheus, Spring Training

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Doug Fister to play catch on Tuesday, and other notes

The right-handed starter who has been dealing with an inflamed elbow will resume throwing.

By James Wagner  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Michael Gonzalez, Ross Ohlendorf, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Ryan Mattheus cleared to resume throwing

The right-hander will play catch on Tuesday for the first time in two weeks after dealing with chest inflammation.

By James Wagner  |  09:23 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/02/2014

Ryan Mattheus not yet cleared to resume throwing

The right-hander hopes he will be cleared in a few days and can resume throwing.

By James Wagner  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/01/2014

Ross Detwiler, Stephen Strasburg set to start; Jayson Werth to play Sunday; Ryan Mattheus update

Ross Detwiler will face the Yankees on Monday, and Stephen Strasburg will start Tuesday against the Braves.

By James Wagner  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, starting rotation, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Ryan Mattheus dealing with chest inflammation

The reliever’s chance of earning a bullpen spot may suffer a setback.

By James Wagner  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ryan Mattheus, Spring Training

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Ryan Mattheus to receive MRI on chest injury

Ryan Mattheus will receive an MRI today to determine the severity of a chest injury that has put him on hold.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Thoughts from four pitchers competing for spots: Ross Detwiler, Tanner Roark, Ross Ohlendorf, Ryan Mattheus

Ross Detwiler, Tanner Roark, Ross Ohlendorf and Ryan Mattheus are competing for either the final spot in the Nationals’ rotation or the bullpen.

By James Wagner  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ross detwiler, Ross Ohlendorf, Ryan Mattheus, Tanner Roark

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Ryan Mattheus on his struggles, a minor mechanical fix

The right-hander has a 7.27 ERA and believes his approach and stuff haven't been sharp.

By James Wagner  |  08:58 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Davey Johnson still undecided between Roark, Ohlendorf for Sunday’s start

Also, more on Johnson's fears of Ross Detwiler's hope to return this season.

By James Wagner  |  07:52 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ross Ohlendorf, Ryan Mattheus, Tanner Roark

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Ross Detwiler may be done; Ryan Mattheus recalled

The left-handed starter may not return this season, Davey Johnson says. The right-handed reliever was recalled just before Tuesday's game.

By James Wagner  |  07:33 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Nationals call up Drew Storen, send Ryan Mattheus to Syracuse

After three strong weeks at Class AAA, Storen returns to the majors.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Roster moves, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Ryan Mattheus returns to Nationals

The right-hander returns for the doubleheader but could stay longer.

By James Wagner  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Ryan Mattheus moving rehab to Class AAA as roster choices loom

Ryan Mattheus will move his rehab assignment to Class AAA as many roster choices loom for the Nationals.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ryan Mattheus, trade deadline

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/19/2013

How will Ryan Mattheus fit into the Nationals bullpen?

Ryan Mattheus should return to the Nationals' bullpen soon, but how he'll fit in remains to be seen.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:57 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Ryan Mattheus to throw first bullpen session since breaking hand

The reliever will throw on Friday for the first time since May 19.

By James Wagner  |  05:29 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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 11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013

A look at the Nats' pitchers so far

It's early, but let's jump into our year-to-date PITCHf/x numbers.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Craig Stammen, dan haren, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Henry Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, PITCHf/X, Pitching, rafael soriano, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard, Zach Duke

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Do the Nationals need a lefty reliever?

If the Nationals' roster has any holes on paper, it would be the lack of a second left-hander in the bullpen to pair with long reliever Zach Duke.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, Ryan Mattheus, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Ryan Mattheus receives X-rays after foot injury

Ryan Mattheus saw a doctor after aggravating a left foot injury this afternoon.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:04 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Ryan Mattheus shows off his improved arm strength

With an improved slider, Ryan Mattheus impresses his teammates during live batting practice.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ryan Mattheus, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Ryan Mattheus has the talent to make the Nationals’ bullpen, but will he?

In previous years, Ryan Mattheus would have been one of the Nationals’ best relievers. Now he’ll fight to make the team.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:17 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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