November 17, 2019

Washington Nationals trade Ross Detwiler to Rangers for minor leaguers

According to multiple reports, the Washington Nationals on Thursday traded LHP Ross Detwiler (29 opening day) to the Texas Rangers for two minor leaguers. According to USA Today, those players are 2B Chris Bostick and RHP Abel de los Santos.

Detwiler, the former No. 6 overall draft pick of the Nats, was left off the playoff roster last season as his stock had fallen from Game 4 playoff starter in ’12 to middle reliever to afterthought in two seasons.

The tall lefty battled delivery issues early in his career, which led to hip injuries and decreasing velocity. With the loss of speed, Detwiler also lost any semblance of a strikeout pitch, as he turned completely into a “generate weak contact” type of pitcher. He threw his sinking fastball over 90 percent of his pitches and never did develop suitable secondary pitches.

He has never struck out more than 5.8 per nine innings in his career.

Bostick, 22 in March, hit .251/.322/.412 in 130 games in double-A single-A last season in the Rangers organization with 11 homers and 24 steals. He exclusively played second base the past two seasons.

de los Santos, 22, was 5-3 with a 1.92 ERA, 0.959 WHIP and 10.4/2.9 K/BB ratio in 41 appearances between low and high-A for the Rangers last season. In 105 minor league appearances he owns a 9.2 K/9 ratio.

Perhaps the most significant by-product of the deal is shedding Detwiler’s $3 million contract for the upcoming season as the Nats still do not have an answer for their 2B/3B opening as the Winter Meetings come to a close.

Washington Nationals Game 55 Review: Darvish Defeats Roark in Pitchers Duel at Nats Park

On Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, the hometown crowd was treated to a pitchers duel between the Washington Nationals’ Tanner Roark and the Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Despite a strong start from Roark, the Rangers denied Washington of the series sweep by winning 2-0.  [Read more…]

Nats Nightly: Nationals 10-2 over Rangers for second straight W in D.C.

Dave Nichols of District Sports Page and Patrick Reddington and “Doghouse” of Federal Baseball discuss the Washington Nationals 10-2 win over the Texas Rangers.

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Washington Nationals Game 54 Review: Nats Find Their Swing in 10-2 Rout of Texas Rangers

Powered by four homers at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon, the Washington Nationals continued their recent offensive outburst in a 10-2 rout of the visiting Texas Rangers.

On Friday night, the Nationals put up nine runs on 15 hits, including a towering Ian Desmond homer, to defeat the Rangers in the first game of the three-game set. A team that was once searching for offense certainly seems to have found something if Saturday’s slugfest is any indication. [Read more…]

Nats Nightly: Nationals beat Rangers 9-2 behind Strasburg & Desmond

Dave Nichols of District Sports Page and Patrick Reddington and “Doghouse” of Federal Baseball discuss the Washington Nationals 9-2 win over the Texas Rangers Friday night.

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Washington Nationals vs Texas Rangers Series Preview

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The Washington Nationals are coming off of a two-game rain-shortened series sweep by the Miami Marlins and have now lost six of their last seven games. Things certainly won’t get easier for the struggling ball club as they now welcome the Texas Rangers to town for a three-game series. Here’s all you need to know to be ready. [Read more…]

Washington Capitals Tyson Strachan to Host Strachan Strays Fundraiser at Nationals Park on June 1

Nationals Park (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals Park (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the Washington Nationals, today announced that defenseman Tyson Strachan will host a Strachan Strays fundraiser at Nationals Park on Sunday, June 1, prior to the Nationals game against the Texas Rangers, which is slated to begin at 1:35 p.m.

Strachan Strays is a charitable organization created to raise awareness about the issues of pet homelessness and to raise finances to support local no-kill animal shelters. Funds raised by Strachan Strays will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, which adopts dogs and cats from high-kill shelters to homes in the Washington, D.C., region.

Tickets are available at Nationals.com/StrachanStrays and include a donation to Strachan Strays and Homeward Trails, as well as a pregame meet and greet with Strachan.

“Every year millions of companion animals are left on the streets or euthanized in kill shelters,” said Strachan. “Our goal through education and fundraising is to end pet homelessness and overpopulation. We strive to find every animal their perfect home, and to promote responsible pet ownership.”

Strachan Strays is passionate about promoting pet adoption from a network of responsible no-kill shelters throughout the United States. The organization’s goal is to raise awareness and educate individuals on how they can make a difference in the fight to end pet homelessness. For more information visit StrachanStrays.com.

WHO: Capitals defenseman Tyson Strachan

WHAT: Hosting a Strachan Strays fundraiser at Nationals Park on June 1

WHEN: Sunday, June 1

WHERE: Washington Nationals
Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

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