Nationals Journal: Injuries


Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Denard Span to begin rehab assignment at Class A Hagerstown

The outfielder hopes to return from his concussion on Saturday.

By James Wagner  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denard span, Injuries, rehab assignments

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Ryan Zimmerman avoids disabled list after MRI

The third baseman will avoid the disabled list, at least for now, after an MRI exam on his shoulder revealed no structural damage.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:05 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Doug Fister dominant, healthy in return

In his first major league game in 20 days, the Nationals starter breezed through 3 2/3 innings and looked ready for the season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Injuries, Rotation, Spring Training

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Doug Fister’s bullpen session a ‘step in the right direction’ [UPDATED]

Doug Fister felt encouraged after his bullpen session, but he was not prepared to look too far ahead.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Injuries, starting rotation

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Doug Fister feels tightness after playing catch, Friday bullpen still scheduled

The right-hander is scheduled to throw a Friday bullpen session, his first since his elbow discomfort first appeared.

By James Wagner  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Injuries, Spring Training, starting rotation

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Ryan Zimmerman will sit out Nationals’ next two games

Third baseman says he would play if it were the regular season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Ryan Zimmerman, Spring Training

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Doug Fister throws, says he’ll be ready to start the season

The Nationals’ starter, dealing with elbow inflammation, threw from flat ground on Wednesday and said he’d be ready to go when the games count.

By Barry Svrluga  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Injuries, starting rotation

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Taylor Jordan to start Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener Friday

The right-hander competing for the fifth starter’s spot will start against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.

By James Wagner  |  07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Injuries, Josh Johnson, rafael soriano, Rotation, Starting pitchers, Taylor Jordan

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Matt Williams will keep an eye on Bryce Harper’s knee during spring training games

The Nationals manager says the left fielder’s knee has held up well during drills.

By James Wagner  |  05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Injuries, matt williams

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 06/08/2013

X-rays negative for Denard Span, Tyler Clippard; Chris Marrero called up

Denard Span hopes to play against his former team tomorrow, but he may have to sit after fouling a ball off his foot.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:09 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denard span, Injuries, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 06/01/2013

Stephen Strasburg has 'slight strain,' Bryce Harper placed on DL as Nationals try to overcome injuries

The Nationals' preponderance of injury reached a cruel apex Saturday as they placed one phenom picked first overall on the disabled list and awaited MRI results on another.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Injuries, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/27/2013

Updates on Danny Espinosa, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos

Team physician Wiemi Douoguih runs down the state of the Nationals' "MASH unit."

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:18 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/26/2013

Bryce Harper could miss a few games with sore left knee, deal with injury all season

The Nationals outfielder aggravates his left knee, an injury he says he may have to deal with all season.

By James Wagner  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals' injuries

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Michael Morse likely out for entire Nationals-Braves series

Michael Morse’s power has been lacking as he has played through a wrist injury, and the Nationals want him fully healthy for the stretch run and postseason.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:51 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michael morse, Nationals' injuries

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Michael Morse pulling was precautionary; Bryce Harper sitting to get Tyler Moore playing time

Injury updates on Michael Morse and Sean Burnett, and why Manager Davey Johnson is resting Bryce Harper for Tyler Moore.

By James Wagner  |  06:36 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Michael Morse’s hand is fine; Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche still dealing with minor injuries

Michael Morse says hand is fine, Jayson Werth is still nursing leg cramps, Adam LaRoche dealing with sore back

By James Wagner  |  06:40 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Sean Burnett dealing with irritation in his left elbow, will rest for a couple days

Reliever Sean Burnett has experienced irritation in his left elbow and will rest for a couple days.

By James Wagner  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Nationals' injuries, Nationals' pitchers, Nationals' pitching, Sean Burnett