Nationals Press Releases
Nationals Agree to Terms with Two Picks from 2016 Draft
The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with first-round selection (No. 29 overall), right-handed pitcher Dane Dunning, and 12th-round pick (No. 364 overall) left-handed pitcher Hayden Howard.
Nationals select RHP Lucas Giolito
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.
Nationals recall RHP Rafael Martin
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.
Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Mets, Reds & Brewers
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.
Nats agree to terms with 23 players from 2016 First-Year Player Draft
The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, including their first pick (No. 28 overall), shortstop Carter Kieboom.
Nationals reinstate RHP Matt Belisle
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.
Washington Nationals Dream Gala netted more than $400,000 for Dream Foundation
Saturday night at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation highlighted its community contributions at the 11th annual Dream Gala.
Nationals conclude MLB's 2016 first-year player draft
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.
Nationals select eight players on second day of 2016 MLB Draft
The Washington Nationals selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball's 2016 First-Year Player Draft, starting with prep left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo.