The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Rafael Martin to Triple-A Syracuse. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan was granted his release. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
The Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, adding him to the active roster in the space that was vacated when right-hander Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an upper back strain (retroactive to June 16) on Sunday, June 26.
The upcoming 10-game homestand features the Nationals' annual Independence Day celebration, as well as several exciting giveaway items, including a Jayson Werth & Pet Figurine, Nationals Rat Pack Poster, Herbert Hoover Bobblehead and Bryce Harper Chia Pet.
The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle on Tuesday, and placed right-handed pitcher Jonathan Papelbon on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 13) with a right intercostal strain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
The Washington Nationals concluded Major League Baseball's 2016 First-Year Player Draft by selecting 30 players on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement.
The upcoming homestand features one of the largest LGBT nights in professional sports, the 12th annual Night OUT event, as well as fan favorites like '80s Night, Seniors Stroll the Bases and Pups in the Park. The Nationals will give away several exciting items to fans, including a Nationals Fanny Pack, Kids Poster and Tote Bag. On several nights throughout the homestand, Budweiser Terrace will host pregame entertainment, including a performance by The Legwarmers on Friday in celebration of '80s Night.
The Nationals recalled infielder Trea Turner from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday and placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the Paternity List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
After setting a franchise record for hits in a calendar month and leading the Major Leagues in batting average, Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was named the National League Player of the Month for May on Thursday. Major League Baseball made the announcement.