According to people familiar with the details of Mike Rizzo’s contract, only the first three years are guaranteed and the final two years – 2014 and 2015 – are option years that can be exercised by the team
Nationals third base coach Bo Porter will be named the next manager of the Houston Astros on Thursday morning, but Porter will remain with the Nationals for the duration of their season and playoff run.
Manager Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg this morning he will not pitch again this season, ending the ace's season with 24 games remaining and the Nationals leading by 6 1/2 games in the National League East.
After he watched Chien-Ming Wang throw a bullpen session this afternoon, Manager Davey Johnson raved about the injury-plagued right-hander’s pitches and said Wang could play a role on the Nationals’ staff as either a starter or a reliever.
Wilson Ramos dropped by the Nationals’ clubhouse today as he continues the grueling rehab from surgery to repair the torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, in good spirits and optimistic about a spring return.
When Scott Boras brought up legal ramifications pertaining to Stephen Strasburg’s impending shutdown, he alluded to an often-overlooked aspect of baseball’s financial order – the insurance policies teams take out on player contracts.
The Nationals won their third straight game in convincing fashion, outscoring the Marlins and Cardinals 26-5 during that stretch. Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound; August was his worst month of the season.
Eury Perez’s road to the majors has not been smooth, but today he’ll arrive with the Nationals as a call-up charged with pinch-running duties, the youngest player in the locker room save for Bryce Harper.