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Nationals recall Trevor Gott and select Tim Collins

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse and selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tim Collins on Tuesday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson on the 10-day disabled list with lumbar nerve root irritation, optioned left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse and transferred right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde to the 60-day disabled list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Gott, 25, returns to the Nationals for his fifth Major League assignment of the season. In his last eight games with Triple-A Syracuse, Gott has pitched to a 1.08 ERA (1 ER/8.1 IP) while striking out 10 batters and issuing just two walks. Opposing batters have hit just .179 (5-for-28) during this stretch.

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse and selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tim Collins on Tuesday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson on the 10-day disabled list with lumbar nerve root irritation, optioned left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse and transferred right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde to the 60-day disabled list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Gott, 25, returns to the Nationals for his fifth Major League assignment of the season. In his last eight games with Triple-A Syracuse, Gott has pitched to a 1.08 ERA (1 ER/8.1 IP) while striking out 10 batters and issuing just two walks. Opposing batters have hit just .179 (5-for-28) during this stretch.

Collins, 28, joins the Nationals for the second time this season. Since being outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on July 4, Collins has tossed scoreless relief in 10 of his 13 appearances with the Chiefs. Opposing left-handed batters hit just .167 (8-for-48) against him this season with Syracuse.

Madson, 37, is 2-5 with a 5.19 ERA in 48 games for Washington in 2018. This will be his second stint on the disabled list this season.

Solis, 30, is 1-2 with a 5.24 ERA in 50 games for the Nationals.

Fedde, 25, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on July 5. He was 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA in six Major League starts this season.

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Ryan Zimmerman named NL Player of the Week

Following a week in which he hit .476 (10-for-21) with three doubles, three homers, 12 RBI, four walks and four runs scored in seven games, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network.

Zimmerman led the National League in slugging percentage (1.048), OPS (1.586), RBI (12) and tied for the lead with six extra-base hits last week. He hit safely in five of the seven games and reached base safely in six of the seven.

Following a week in which he hit .476 (10-for-21) with three doubles, three homers, 12 RBI, four walks and four runs scored in seven games, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network.

Zimmerman led the National League in slugging percentage (1.048), OPS (1.586), RBI (12) and tied for the lead with six extra-base hits last week. He hit safely in five of the seven games and reached base safely in six of the seven.

The highlight of Zimmerman's week came on Aug. 11 at Chicago when he matched a career-high with six RBI via two home runs and a sacrifice fly in the Nationals 9-4 win over the Cubs. It was his second multi-home run game of the season and 25th of his career.

This award marks the eighth taken home by a Nationals player so far in 2018.

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Nationals recall Koda Glover

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Koda Glover from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Glover, 25, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season after appearing in eight games with Triple-A Syracuse. He went 1-0 with two saves and a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) in those eight outings. He struck out 10 batters while issuing just two walks along the way.

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Koda Glover from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Glover, 25, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season after appearing in eight games with Triple-A Syracuse. He went 1-0 with two saves and a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) in those eight outings. He struck out 10 batters while issuing just two walks along the way.

Despite pitching in only 23 games in 2017, Glover led all Major League rookies with eight saves in 2017. He offered scoreless relief in 18 of his 23 appearances, struck out 17 batters against just four walks and allowed just two of 12 inherited runners to score during his second Major League season.

Herrera, 28, is 1-2 with three saves and a 4.76 ERA (9 ER/17.0 IP) in 19 outings with Washington. He was acquired from Kansas City on June 18.

Please see attached document for updated 25-man roster.

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Nationals agree to terms with Greg Holland

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Greg Holland and optioned right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez was added as the 26th man for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Holland, 32, is 21-20 with 186 saves and a 2.93 ERA across parts of eight seasons with the Kansas City Royals (2010-15), Colorado Rockies (2017) and St. Louis Cardinals (2018). He has fanned 11.7 batters per 9.0 innings, posted a 3.02 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 1.197 WHIP during his Major League career. Since 2010, he ranks eighth in Major League Baseball with an 89.0 save percentage (186-for-209). Holland joins the Nationals after going 0-2 with a 7.92 ERA in 32 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018.

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Greg Holland and optioned right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez was added as the 26th man for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Holland, 32, is 21-20 with 186 saves and a 2.93 ERA across parts of eight seasons with the Kansas City Royals (2010-15), Colorado Rockies (2017) and St. Louis Cardinals (2018). He has fanned 11.7 batters per 9.0 innings, posted a 3.02 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 1.197 WHIP during his Major League career. Since 2010, he ranks eighth in Major League Baseball with an 89.0 save percentage (186-for-209). Holland joins the Nationals after going 0-2 with a 7.92 ERA in 32 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018.

A three-time All-Star and veteran of 12 Postseason appearances, Holland returned to the mound in 2017 for the Colorado Rockies after missing the 2016 season due to injuries. He went on to save 47 games in 2017, tied for the most in the National League, while striking out 70 batters in 57.1 innings across 61 games. For his efforts in 2017, Holland was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year by Major League Baseball.

From 2010-15, Holland went 18-12 with 145 saves and a 2.42 ERA in 309 games for the Kansas City Royals. On two separate occasions - 2013 and 2014 - he finished ninth in American League Cy Young Award voting. He made 11 appearances during the 2014 Postseason, converting all seven saves and pitching a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/11.0 IP) as the Royals made their run to the 2014 World Series.

Cordero, 26, appeared in two games out of Washington's bullpen during his first career Major League assignment. He made his Major League debut on Aug. 2 versus Cincinnati.

Rodriguez, 25, will make his fourth start of the season in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. He made his Major League debut against these same Atlanta Braves on June 3 at Atlanta. He tossed 4.2 innings of four-hit shutout ball after entering the game in the bottom of the first inning.

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Nationals Park is certified sensory inclusive

KultureCity has partnered with the Washington Nationals to make Nationals Park and all of the programs and events that the ballpark hosts, including the 89th MLB All-Star Game, to be sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with a sensory issue that visit Nationals Park.

Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. One of the major barriers for these individuals is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise, which is an enormous part of the environment in a venue like Nationals Park. With its new certification, Nationals Park is now better prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible when attending any event at the ballpark.

KultureCity has partnered with the Washington Nationals to make Nationals Park and all of the programs and events that the ballpark hosts, including the 89th MLB All-Star Game, to be sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with a sensory issue that visit Nationals Park.

Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. One of the major barriers for these individuals is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise, which is an enormous part of the environment in a venue like Nationals Park. With its new certification, Nationals Park is now better prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible when attending any event at the ballpark.

"We are always working to make every fan's experience at Nationals Park the best it can be," said Alan Gottlieb, Chief Operating Officer, Lerner Sports. "Partnering with KultureCity and rolling out their training to our staff allows us to better serve our fans with sensory challenges. We hope that this will help encourage individuals and families to experience the energy and excitement of Washington Nationals baseball."

There are various types of sensory needs: visual (Difficulty processing sights), auditory (Difficulty processing sounds), tactile (Difficulty processing touch), vestibular (Difficulty processing movement), and proprioception (Difficulty processing body awareness). Via the Sensory Inclusive Initiative, KultureCity works with public entities within the community to make them sensory inclusive.

The certification process entailed the staff at Nationals Park being trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize those guests and fans with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads will also be available to all guests at the ballpark who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. These fans will also be able to have use of a dedicated sensory room designed by medical professionals for those who may need a quieter and more secure environment.

"To know that you soon will be able to see families attend a baseball game, a true community binding experience, with their loved ones who have a sensory challenge and who were not able to previously attend, is truly a heartwarming moment. Our communities are what shapes our lives and to know that Nationals Park is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everyone, no matter their ability, is included in their community is amazing," said Traci Johnson, Executive Director, KultureCity.

KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs; not just those with Autism. In the past year alone, KultureCity has created several sensory inclusive venues and events including the NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, 16 NBA arenas, 5 NFL stadiums, 5 NHL arenas and countless zoos, science centers and aquariums across the nation.

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Nationals select the contract OF Jimmy Cordero

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero and designated right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley for assignment on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Cordero, 26, joins the Nationals for his first career Major League assignment. The hard-throwing right-hander is 4-1 with six saves and a 1.67 ERA (8 ER/43.0 IP) in 38 games for Triple-A Syracuse in 2018. He has struck out 47 batters and has not allowed a home run in 2018. Cordero joins the Nationals having not allowed an earned run in his last 15 games (16.0 IPO) dating to June 17.

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero and designated right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley for assignment on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Cordero, 26, joins the Nationals for his first career Major League assignment. The hard-throwing right-hander is 4-1 with six saves and a 1.67 ERA (8 ER/43.0 IP) in 38 games for Triple-A Syracuse in 2018. He has struck out 47 batters and has not allowed a home run in 2018. Cordero joins the Nationals having not allowed an earned run in his last 15 games (16.0 IPO) dating to June 17.

A native of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, Cordero is in his second season in Washington's organization after being acquired by Washington in exchange for a player to be named from Philadelphia following the 2016 season. He has appeared in 264 Minor League games across seven professional seasons (2012-18), going 16-19 with a 4.05 ERA and 253 strikeouts along the way.
 

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Nationals acquire right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero and activate Anthony Rendon

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brandon Kintzler on Tuesday. Additionally, Washington activated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the family medical leave list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Romero, 23, is 1-2 with nine saves and a 3.27 ERA (16 ER/44.0 IP) in 32 games for Single-A Myrtle Beach. He has recorded 57 strikeouts, 17 walks, one home run and a .237 opponent batting average along the way.

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brandon Kintzler on Tuesday. Additionally, Washington activated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the family medical leave list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Romero, 23, is 1-2 with nine saves and a 3.27 ERA (16 ER/44.0 IP) in 32 games for Single-A Myrtle Beach. He has recorded 57 strikeouts, 17 walks, one home run and a .237 opponent batting average along the way.

Signed as a non-drafted free agent on May 13, 2015, Romero has posted a 2.34 ERA and has converted 16 of 18 save opportunities in 62 career professional games. He has recorded a 1.01 WHIP and has held opponents to a .190 average in those 62 career outings.

Kintzler, 33, went 3-3 with three saves and a 3.54 ERA (27 ER/68.2 IP) in 72 games out of Washington's bullpen after being acquired from the Minnesota Twins on July 31, 2017.

Rendon, 28, has hit .284 with 25 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs, 47 RBI, 32 walks and 47 runs scored in 80 games this season.

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Nationals select the contract of Tommy Milone

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone and designated infielder Jose Marmolejos for assignment on Thursday. Additionally, Washington placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 22) on July 25 with a cervical nerve impingement. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Milone, 31, is 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Syracuse. He has struck out 113 batters while issuing just 24 walks in 109.2 innings pitched. His 113 strikeouts lead Washington's Minor League system and rank fourth in the International League. He also ranks among International League pitchers in starts (T1st, 20) and WHIP (5th, 1.14).
  
Over his last four starts, Milone has pitched to a 1.50 ERA (4 ER/24.0 IP) while holding opponents to a .155 batting average (13-for-84). He has struck out 26 batters and walked five over this four-game stretch.

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone and designated infielder Jose Marmolejos for assignment on Thursday. Additionally, Washington placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 22) on July 25 with a cervical nerve impingement. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Milone, 31, is 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Syracuse. He has struck out 113 batters while issuing just 24 walks in 109.2 innings pitched. His 113 strikeouts lead Washington's Minor League system and rank fourth in the International League. He also ranks among International League pitchers in starts (T1st, 20) and WHIP (5th, 1.14).
  
Over his last four starts, Milone has pitched to a 1.50 ERA (4 ER/24.0 IP) while holding opponents to a .155 batting average (13-for-84). He has struck out 26 batters and walked five over this four-game stretch.

Milone signed with Washington on December 16, 2017, joining the organization as a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training. A veteran of seven Major League seasons, Milone is 45-36 with a 4.37 ERA in 146 career games (126 starts).

Strasburg, 30, is 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA (37 ER/85.1 IP) while striking out 101 and walking 21 batters across 14 starts this season. 
  
Marmolejos, 25, hit .256 (93-for-363) with 20 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 37 RBI and 37 runs scored in 94 games for Triple-A Syracuse in 2018. He appeared in 523 Minor League games at first base across eight seasons in Washington's system.

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Nationals recall Sammy Solis and acquire Jacob Condra-Bogan

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse. Additionally, they acquired Minor League right-handed pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Brian Goodwin on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Solis, 29, returns to the Nationals after appearing in five games with Syracuse where he tossed scoreless relief in three of the five outings. Solis allowed just one hit in six at-bats against left-handed batters. In 40 games with the Nationals in 2018, he is 1-1 with 12 holds and a 4.50 ERA.

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse. Additionally, they acquired Minor League right-handed pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Brian Goodwin on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Solis, 29, returns to the Nationals after appearing in five games with Syracuse where he tossed scoreless relief in three of the five outings. Solis allowed just one hit in six at-bats against left-handed batters. In 40 games with the Nationals in 2018, he is 1-1 with 12 holds and a 4.50 ERA.

Condra-Bogan, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-hander, is 1-1 with five saves and a 3.00 ERA (9 ER/27.0 IP) in 17 games between Single-A Lexington and Single-A Wilmington. He has 40 strikeouts against just three walks, a 0.89 WHIP and 13.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. He has held opponents to a .208 batting average (21-for-101) along the way.

Condra-Bogan was signed by the Kansas City Royals as a Minor League free agent on January 31, 2018 out of the independent Frontier League. He went 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA (2 ER/15.1 IP) in 11 appearances for the Washington Wild Things of the independent Frontier League in 2017. Condra-Bogan was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 32nd round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.

Goodwin, 27, hit .200 (13-for-65) with one double, three homers, 12 RBI, three stolen bases and nine runs scored in 48 games for Washington in 2018. He appeared in 144 games across three Major League seasons (2016-18) with the Nationals, hitting .246 with a .315 on-base percentage and a .464 slugging percentage.

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Nationals reinstate Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 60-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Wander Suero to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse last Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Strasburg, 29, returns to the Nationals after being placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 10 with right shoulder inflammation. He is 6-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 13 starts for Washington in 2018. He has recorded 95 strikeouts against just 19 walks.

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 60-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Wander Suero to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse last Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Strasburg, 29, returns to the Nationals after being placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 10 with right shoulder inflammation. He is 6-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 13 starts for Washington in 2018. He has recorded 95 strikeouts against just 19 walks.

Prior to his June 8 start against the San Francisco Giants, Strasburg ranked among National League pitchers in strikeouts (4th, 93), strikeout-to-walk ratio (5th, 4.89), WHIP (7th, 1.06), opp. OBP (7th, .274), wins (T7th, 6), opp. AVG (10th, .220), and hits allowed per 9.0 IP (11th, 7.32). Along with teammates Gio Gonzalez and Max Scherzer, he ranked in the top 10 in the National League in opp. AVG with runners in scoring position (8th, .196) at the time of the injury.

Zimmerman, 33, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique on May 12 (retroactive to May 10) and was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on June 30. In 33 games this season, Zimmerman is hitting .217 with three doubles, two triples, five homers, 16 RBI, nine walks and 11 runs scored.

In 16 games prior to his injury, Zimmerman went 19-for-61 (.311) with three doubles, one triple, four homers, 11 RBI and five walks. He hit safely in 12 of the 16 games while posting a .364 on-base percentage and a .590 slugging percentage.

Suero, 26, has appeared in 16 games for the Nationals, going 1-0 with a 3.15 ERA (7 ER/ 20.0 IP) and 17 strikeouts. He has offered scoreless relief in 12 of his 16 outings.

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Nationals recall Wander Suero and Austin Voth

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitchers Wander Suero and Austin Voth from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Additionally, the Nationals placed left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 7) with left toe inflammation and optioned right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
 
Suero, 26, returns for his third major league stint of the season. He has appeared in 15 games for the Nationals, going 1-0 with a 3.63 ERA. Suero has offered scoreless relief in 11 of his 15 outings.
 
Voth, 26, is 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Syracuse to start the season.
 
Doolittle, 31, is 3-2 with 22 saves and a 1.45 ERA in 35 games out of the bullpen. His 22 saves ranks fourth among National League relievers.
 
Rodriguez, 24, has appeared in five games (three starts), pitching to a 6.86 ERA (15 ER/19.2 IP) with 17 strikeouts.
 

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitchers Wander Suero and Austin Voth from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Additionally, the Nationals placed left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 7) with left toe inflammation and optioned right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
 
Suero, 26, returns for his third major league stint of the season. He has appeared in 15 games for the Nationals, going 1-0 with a 3.63 ERA. Suero has offered scoreless relief in 11 of his 15 outings.
 
Voth, 26, is 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Syracuse to start the season.
 
Doolittle, 31, is 3-2 with 22 saves and a 1.45 ERA in 35 games out of the bullpen. His 22 saves ranks fourth among National League relievers.
 
Rodriguez, 24, has appeared in five games (three starts), pitching to a 6.86 ERA (15 ER/19.2 IP) with 17 strikeouts.
 

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Nationals reinstate Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals recalled from rehab and reinstated catcher Matt Wieters from the 10-day disabled list and optioned catcher Pedro Severino to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Wieters, 32, returns to the active roster after being placed on the disabled list on May 11 with a left hamstring strain. Prior to his injury, he hit .231 with one double, three home runs, seven RBI, 10 walks and six runs scored in 23 games.

The Washington Nationals recalled from rehab and reinstated catcher Matt Wieters from the 10-day disabled list and optioned catcher Pedro Severino to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Wieters, 32, returns to the active roster after being placed on the disabled list on May 11 with a left hamstring strain. Prior to his injury, he hit .231 with one double, three home runs, seven RBI, 10 walks and six runs scored in 23 games.

Severino, 24, appeared in 63 games this season hitting .171 with nine doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI, 17 walks and 13 runs scored.

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Mark Reynolds named NL Player of the Week

Following a week in which he hit .625 (10-for-16) with two doubles, three homers, 12 RBI, three walks and seven runs scored in seven games, Nationals infielder Mark Reynolds was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network.

Reynolds, 34, is taking home his fourth career Player of the Week honor and his first since April 25, 2010 as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reynolds week included his second career walk-off home run, a pinch-hit solo shot on Friday against Miami followed by an historic performance on Saturday. He went 5-for-5 with a double, two home runs, 10 RBI and three runs scored in Washington's 18-4 win.

Following a week in which he hit .625 (10-for-16) with two doubles, three homers, 12 RBI, three walks and seven runs scored in seven games, Nationals infielder Mark Reynolds was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network.

Reynolds, 34, is taking home his fourth career Player of the Week honor and his first since April 25, 2010 as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reynolds week included his second career walk-off home run, a pinch-hit solo shot on Friday against Miami followed by an historic performance on Saturday. He went 5-for-5 with a double, two home runs, 10 RBI and three runs scored in Washington's 18-4 win.

With his 10 RBI performance, Reynolds matched a Nationals record (2005-pres.) and became the 15th player in Major League history to record 10 RBI in a game. He is the fourth player in Major League history to record a perfect day at the plate while collecting at least 10 RBI joining St. Louis' Jim Bottomley (9/16/24 vs. BRO), Anthony Rendon (4/30/17 vs. NYM) and Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett (6/6/17 vs. STL).

Reynolds' award is the third weekly award for the Nationals in 2018, joining Max Scherzer (April 16) and Adam Eaton (April 2). Other league awards garnered by the Nationals this year include: Juan Soto (Rookie of the Month - June) and Max Scherzer (Pitcher of the Month - April and May).

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Sean Doolittle, Bryce Harper, and Max Scherzer Named National League All-Stars

Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, outfielder Bryce Harper and right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer have been selected to represent the Washington Nationals in the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In addition, shortstop Trea Turner was named one of five candidates for the National League Final Vote. The 2018 All-Star teams were unveiled on Sunday on the "Camping World All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

Doolittle earned his second All-Star nod - first since 2014 with Oakland - by pacing National League relievers in strikeout-to-walk ratio (16.33) opp. OBP (.167) and WHIP (0.54) entering play on Sunday. He leads the National League with a 95.7 save percentage (22-for-23), while his 22 saves rank fourth in the National League.

Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, outfielder Bryce Harper and right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer have been selected to represent the Washington Nationals in the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In addition, shortstop Trea Turner was named one of five candidates for the National League Final Vote. The 2018 All-Star teams were unveiled on Sunday on the "Camping World All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

Doolittle earned his second All-Star nod - first since 2014 with Oakland - by pacing National League relievers in strikeout-to-walk ratio (16.33) opp. OBP (.167) and WHIP (0.54) entering play on Sunday. He leads the National League with a 95.7 save percentage (22-for-23), while his 22 saves rank fourth in the National League.

In 15 games dating to May 22 vs. San Diego, Doolittle has gone 2-0 while converting all 12 saves. During this stretch, he has allowed just one earned run in 16.2 IP (0.54 ERA). Doolittle has thrown at least 1.0 inning without issuing a walk in a Major League record 29 straight appearances.

Harper will start in the National League outfield for the fourth consecutive year and for the fifth time overall. The 2018 Midsummer Classic will mark Harper's sixth All-Star appearance in seven Major League seasons. Harper entered play on Sunday ranked second in the National League and first among National League outfielders with 22 home runs.

In 16 games dating to June 21, Harper is hitting .271 (13-for-48) with a .478 on-base percentage (20 walks/18 strikeouts), a .542 slugging percentage (7 doubles, 2 home runs) and a 1.020 OPS. His nine extra-base hits since June 21 are tied for fourth in the National League over this stretch.

This is the sixth consecutive All-Star selection for Scherzer, four of which have been with the Nationals. Scherzer is 11-5 with a 2.33 ERA in 19 starts this season. He leads National League pitchers in strikeouts (177), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (12.48), opp. AVG (.179), opp. OBP (.243), hits allowed per 9.0 IP (5.78) and WHIP (0.89). According to FanGraphs.com, he leads all National League pitchers in Wins Above Replacement (4.3).

Scherzer posted a nine-game winning streak from April 9 to June 5, the longest winning streak in Major League Baseball in 2018. Within that streak, Scherzer was named National League Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 9 to 16 and garnered back-to-back National League Pitcher of the Month awards for April (5-0, 1.62 ERA, 57 SO, 9 BB, .165 opp. AVG) and May (2-0, 1.13 ERA, 21 SO, BB, 3 H).

Trea Turner leads National League shortstops in Wins Above Replacement (3.2), according to FanGraphs.com. He is hitting .282 with 14 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 40 walks, 22 stolen bases and 54 runs scored in 88 games. His 22 stolen bases rank third in the National League.

Over his last 18 games, Turner is 28-for-74 (.378) with one double, one triple, four homers, 12 RBI, six walks, two stolen bases and 17 runs scored. His 17 runs scored since June 19 are tied for third in the National League over this stretch. Turner has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, posting multi-hit efforts in seven of the 10.

Doolittle, Harper and Scherzer join the following players in representing Washington's hometown club in an All-Star Game held in Washington, D.C.

1969 All-Star Game

1962 All-Star Game

1956 All-Star Game

1937 All-Star Game

Frank Howard - OF*

Dave Stenhouse - RHP

Mickey Vernon - 1B*

Rick Ferrell - C

Darold Knowles - LHP

 

Roy Sievers - OF

Wes Ferrell - RHP

     

Buddy Myer - INF

 

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Nationals prospects Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia named to the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

Washington Nationals prospects Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia have been selected to participate in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game as a part of Major League Baseball's All-Star Sunday. Major League Baseball made the announcement.

Kieboom, 20, is hitting .314 with 20 doubles, 13 home runs, 53 RBI, 42 walks, seven stolen bases and 57 runs scored in 77 games between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg. His .314 batting average ranks second among full-season Nationals farmhands, while his 13 home runs are tied for third in the system.

Washington Nationals prospects Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia have been selected to participate in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game as a part of Major League Baseball's All-Star Sunday. Major League Baseball made the announcement.

Kieboom, 20, is hitting .314 with 20 doubles, 13 home runs, 53 RBI, 42 walks, seven stolen bases and 57 runs scored in 77 games between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg. His .314 batting average ranks second among full-season Nationals farmhands, while his 13 home runs are tied for third in the system.

Kieboom began the season with Potomac - where he was named a Carolina League mid-season All-Star - before being promoted to Harrisburg on June 21. At the time of his promotion to Harrisburg, he ranked among Carolina League hitters in RBI (3rd, 46), hits (3rd, 73), home runs (T3rd, 11) and batting average (7th, .298). In 15 games with the Senators, he is hitting .383 (23-for-50) with a .567 slugging percentage (five doubles, two homers).

Kieboom entered the 2018 season rated by MLB.com as Washington's No. 3 prospect and by Baseball America as the organization's No. 4 prospect. He was selected in the first round (No. 28 overall) of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.
  
Garcia, 18, will represent the Washington Nationals as a member of the World Team. Recently promoted to Single-A Potomac, Garcia is hitting .294 with 14 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 31 RBI, 21 walks, eight stolen bases and 50 runs scored in 80 games between Single-A Hagerstown and Potomac this season. His .294 batting average is good for sixth among full-season Nationals farmhands. At 17-years-old at the start of the 2018 season, Garcia produced those numbers as the youngest player in the South Atlantic League.

As the second-youngest player in the Gulf Coast League in 2017, Garcia ranked 10th in the league with a .302 batting average and was third with 60 hits. His .302 average ranked second among Nationals farmhands in 2017.

Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2016, Garcia entered the 2018 season rated by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in Washington's system and by MLB.com as the No. 9 prospect. 

The 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be played at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, July 15th at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The game, which is now in its 20th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team leads the all-time series, 12-7.

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