July 18, 2018

Washington Nationals Prospect Anthony Rendon Reportedly Promoted to Harrisburg

Anthony Rendon batted third and played DH for the Potomac Nationals on Monday night going 2-for-4 with a run in his last game in Woodbridge. According to sources, Rendon has been promoted and heading to Double-A Harrisburg.

Rendon, 22, was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2011 draft. He missed most of the season rehabbing an ankle injury sustained very early in the season and only played eight games for Potomac Nationals.

Here are Anthony Rendon photos in a P-Nats uniform from Sunday when he was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing his called strikes.

Anthony Rendon walking up the plate – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

NATS/SENATORS: Chien-Ming Wang to Make Rehab Start in Harrisburg on Friday

Chien-Ming Wang

Chien-Ming Wang pitching at Nationals Park (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Wang Slated to Start Game One of the Doubleheader Friday

Washington Nationals’ right handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is joining the Senators on a major league rehab and is expected to start game one of the doubleheader on Friday with the Richmond Flying Squirrels at Metro Bank Park. Wang was slated to pitch for the Senators in a rehab start earlier this year but didn’t due to the wet playing surface. He twice pitched for the Senators in rehab games last year.

Wang will become the seventh Washington Nationals’ player to appear for the Senators while on a rehab assignment this season.

Former Detroit Tiger RH Ryan Perry starts game two for the Senators. The doubleheader begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday night. Both games Friday are scheduled for seven-innings with a 25 minute break between games.

Friday night is a 40” Flatscreen and Fireworks Friday night with nine 40” Flatscreen Televisions being given away once per inning for the first nine innings.

The Senators and Richmond Flying Squirrels play a five-game in four-day series beginning Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The other games are Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for Senators’ games are available on game days 10:00 a.m. until the end of the game, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the end of the game. Box office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available via telephone during the same hours as the box office hours. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online at www.senatorsbaseball.com.

NATS/SENATORS: Six Harrisburg Senators named to Western Division All-Star Team

Hector Nelo Named to Western Division All-Star Team

The Harrisburg Senators, in conjunction with the Eastern League and the Reading Phillies, are pleased to announce that Senators’ reliever Hector Nelo has been added to the Western Division All-Star Roster and will participate in the 2012 Baseballtown All-Star Classic on July 11 in Reading. Previously, the Harrisburg Senators had five players named to the Western Division All-Star Team in the 2012 Baseballtown All-Star Classic on July 11 at First Energy Stadium in Reading. The Harrisburg Senators representatives for the game are Pitchers Danny Rosenbaum and Kevin Pucetas were selected along with infielder Jeff Kobernus and outfielders Eury Perez and Chris Rahl.

Hector Nelo is 1-2 with a 1.53 ERA in 24 games this year with a team leading eight saves in nine tries. He was signed by the Nationals as a minor league free agent on April 2, 2011. Last year, he led the Nationals minor leagues with 18 saves while pitching with Potomac. He was originally selected in the 15th round of the 2007 draft by the Texas Rangers. He has struck out at least two batters in 15 of his 24 games this season. He replaces Senators’ starter Danny Rosenbaum who is unavailable to pitch in the game. Nelo is the sixth Senator named to the Western Division All-Star team. He joins Kevin Pucetas, Danny Rosenbaum, Jeff Kobernus, Eury Perez and Chris Rahl, who were all named to the team on Thursday evening.

Danny Rosenbaum (7-4, 2.76) is sixth in the Eastern League with a 2.76 ERA. He had tossed two nine-inning complete games this year on 4/18 vs. Altoona and 5/5 at Binghamton. He was the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 22. He was a South Atlantic League All-Star in 2010. The Washington Nationals selected the 25-year-old in the 22nd round of the 2009 draft.

Kevin Pucetas (6-2, 2.63) is fifth in the Eastern League in ERA. He started the season in the bullpen but moved into the rotation on June 3. As a starter, he is 4-1 with a 3.69 ERA. He was a Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star in 2009. In 2008, he was a Baseball America Class A All-Star, and was also selected to play in the Futures Game. This is his first time in AA having played the past three seasons in AAA. The Nationals signed the 27-year-old as a minor league free agent on March 28, 2012.

Jeff Kobernus is second in the league in stolen bases with 28. He’s currently batting .272 with a home run and 12 runs batted in. He enters the 2012 season as the 20th ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to Baseball America. He was a Baseball America High Class A All-Star last year. He was a Carolina League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in 2011. The 24-year-old was a 2nd round selection in the 2009 draft by the Washington Nationals.

Eury Perez is tied for 3rd in the Eastern League in stolen bases with 21. After starting the season slowly, since May 1 Perez is batting .343 with 17 runs scored, 18 runs batted in, and is 16 for 18 in stolen base attempts. He is the 22nd ranked prospect in the Nationals organization according to Baseball America and he received an invite to major league spring training this year. He participated in the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game for the World Team. The 22-year-old was signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 13, 2007.

Chris Rahl is hitting .295 with six home runs and 33 runs batted in, both good for second on the club. He is second on the Senators with eight multi-rbi games. This is the third time in his career he has been a mid-season All-Star previously being selected as a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star in 2009 and a California League Mid-Season All-Star in 2006. The 28-year-old was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 19, 2011 for cash considerations.

NATS/SENATORS: Win Lunch with Harrisburg Manager Matt LeCroy

Ever wanted to sit down with a former major leaguer and talk baseball? Especially one that is now a manager? Find out what goes on behind the scenes? Here’s your chance. Enter for a chance to have lunch with the Matt LeCroy, the Manager of the Harrisburg Senators, Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.[Lunch date to be determined].

Like the Senators Facebook page and lick here to enter the Senators Lunch with the Manager Sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary. See official rules. Be sure to sign up soon as the sweepstakes ends May 11 at 11:59 p.m.

NATS/SENATORS: Harrisburg Senators Hot Stove Dinner

The Harrisburg Senators, the Washington Nationals Double-A affiliate, is having their second annual Hot Stove Dinner on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. Tickets are $65 each or a table of ten is $600. Net proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program.

The Senators have several special guests committed including Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development, Bob Boone; Assistant General Manager, Bryan Minnitti; Director of Player Development, Doug Harris; and Director of Minor League Operations, Mark Scialabba. Another special guest coming to the dinner is the new Senators Manager, Matt LeCroy.

Frank Howard will be a featured guest. During his 6 year tenure with the Dodgers, Howard was named NL Rookie of the Year in 1960 and also helped them win the 1963 World Series. Howard, who starred for the Washington Senators from 1965 – 1971, led the American League in home runs with 44 in 1968 and 1970.

Former Phillies great Bob Boone will be the night’s keynote speaker. During his time as a player, Boone was a four-time All-Star (1976, 1978, 1979 and 1983), won seven Rawlings Gold Gloves including two at ages 40 and 41. Boone went to the post season with the Phillies in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1980 and with the Angels in 1982 and 1986.

The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm, and then the keynote speakers. Throughout the evening there will be a silent auction and, at the conclusion of the program, a raffle is taking place with the proceeds from both benefiting the RBI program. Some of the items to be raffled and auctioned include a Bryce Harper autographed ball, a Ryan Zimmerman autographed bat, a LeSean McCoy autographed jersey, and much more!

“We’re excited to begin the 2012 season with a great event benefiting the RBI program,” said Senators Team President Kevin Kulp. “It’ll give all of our fans a chance to talk baseball, and meet our new manager Matt LeCroy. What better way to spend a cold winter night than with fellow Senators fans talking baseball? Last year was our first Hot Stove Banquet and it was a resounding success. We look forward to building on that one and creating an even more powerful event. It is going to be a great night.”

The RBI program, started in 1989, is now in over 200 cities worldwide, and has provided over 100,000 boys and girls the opportunity to play baseball and softball. Through 2009, MLB clubs have drafted over 170 RBI participants. The program is designed to increase participation and interest in baseball while encouraging academic participation and achievement. The program also promotes greater inclusion of minorities into the game and teaches the value of teamwork.

The dinner is $65 per person, or $600 for a table of ten. Tickets are available online through the Senators website at www.senatorsbaseball.com or by calling Emily Winslow at 231-4444 ext. 109. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. The deadline to purchase a ticket for this wonderful event is Monday, January 30th.

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