went from Colorado to Nationals’ 25-man roster. Wilson started in center field
and hit a home run in his first at-bat for the team on Thursday in Milwaukee.
He will be the regular centerfielder with Brad Wilkerson moving to first until
Nick Johnson recovers from his heel injury.
Zach Day went from
the Nationals DL to the Rockies’ 25-man roster. Day was slated to make a rehab
start in AAA New Orleans on Sunday; Colorado has not yet announced a start for
Day nor have they indicated that he will pitch out of the bullpen.
Mike Stanton went
from free agency to the Nationals’ 25-man roster. The Yankees had designated
him for assignment, meaning that they offered him as trade bait. When nobody
bit, he became a free agent and the Nationals landed him.
went from Nationals’ 25-man roster to 15-day DL. He’s a candidate to move to
the 60-day DL should the Nationals identify a player they want to move on to
the 40-man roster. The fluke injury he suffered over the weekend, breaking his
wrist while batting off of a tee, will keep him out a minimum of 8 weeks.
Ryan Church went
from the 15-day DL to the 25-man roster. His neck and ribs area are still sore
from when he hit the wall to make a game-saving catch in Pittsburgh in June,
but he’s as ready as he’ll ever be this season. He should start in left field against
right-handed pitchers until Johnson heals; after that, Wilkerson will move to
left and what happens to his playing time then is anyone’s guess.
Tony Blanco went
from the Nationals’25-man roster to the 15-day DL. He’s suffering from “vertigo
associated with a sinus infection.” Blanco was batting .250 in 39 games and
hasn’t appeared in a game since June 15. To give you some perspective, that was
the night after Frank Robinson and Mike Soscia got into it in Anaheim.
Matt Cepicky went from the Nationals’ 25-man roster to AAA New Orleans. He enjoyed a
nice cup of coffee up in the bigs, going 5-18 with three doubles and three RBI
in seven games with the Nationals. It’s a good bet that we’ll see him again in
September, if not sooner.
went from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. They needed to do this to create a
spot on the 40-man roster as they had added Wilson and Stanton to it and had
subtracted only Day.
J. J. Davis
went from New Orleans to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Rockies’ AAA
affiliate. After spending the first month of the season as a reserve with the
Nationals, he was hitting .282 with 12 home runs for the Zephyrs. It appeared
that the Nationals outfield was crowded enough throughout the organization to
make him expendable.
moved from AA Harrisburg to New Orleans. He was batting .194 with the Senators
since being signed by the organization in late May. It’s unclear why Brown got
the callup and the other Dee in Harrisburg, Haynes, remains in AA despite being
the same age as Brown and possessing a batting average that’s about 175 points
higher than the now-Zephyr.
moved from a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Nationals to
Harrisburg’s roster. He is considered to be one of the organization’s top
prospects, but he struggled to start the season with a .193 average in New
Orleans before going on their DL on May 5 with a knee injury.
Jason Norderum was
sent down from Harrisburg to A Potomac. He was 3-3 with a 4.60 ERA for the