5:37 PM EDT, Sat June 23, 2018
www.bostonherald.com Jun 19, 2018
Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle was going through his usual routine Monday, preparing if needed for a save, when general manager Mike Rizzo sought him out.Rizzo wanted to discuss two things: The Nationals were trading for two-time All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera, and Doolittle was going to keep his ninth-inning job.Getting a jump on the trade deadline, the Nationals picked up right-hander Herrera from the Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers, adding him to a back end of the bullpen that already includes the lefty Doolittle and righties Ryan Madson and Brandon...
WTOP Jun 19, 2018

Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

Getting a jump on the trade deadline, the Nationals picked up right-hander Herrera from the Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers, adding him to a back end of the bullpen that already includes the lefty Doolittle and righties Ryan Madson and Brandon Kintzler.
Call to the Pen Jun 18, 2018

Washington Nationals: Bullpen gets much stronger with addition of Kelvin Herrera

The Washington Nationals continue to strengthen their bullpen by acquiring Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals At this time last season, the Washington Nationals had no back end of a bullpen to speak of. At the trade deadline last year, they acquired Brandon Kintzler, Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to fortify the back end […] Washington Nationals: Bullpen gets much stronger with addition of Kelvin Herrera - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Jun 18, 2018
Ryan Madson gives up first home run in a year, then gives up another in next at bat

Ryan Madson gives up first home run in a year, then gives up another in next at bat

Ryan Madson gave up back-to-back home runs in the eighth on Sunday, the first home runs he’s allowed in Nationals uniform, in what ended up an 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays. Ryan Madson gave up a one-out walk and a single in the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s game in New York, giving the Yankees an opportunity with the Washington Nationals up 5-4 at the time, but a swinging K and a fly to left got him out of the jam and the Nats held on for a win to earn a split of their two game set in Yankee Stadium. “Just staying calm, knowing that one pitch can get you out, and that’s about it....
Federal Baseball Jun 17, 2018
Nationals swept in three-game set with Blue Jays; 8-6 loss in series finale...

Nationals swept in three-game set with Blue Jays; 8-6 loss in series finale...

Washington split two games in New York, then dropped three in Toronto on a disappointing road trip. Now it’s back home for two with the Yankees tomorrow in D.C. Trailing by a run in the eighth, and facing a potential sweep on the road in Toronto’s Rogers Centre, the Washington Nationals rallied to tie it with Juan Soto singling to left field, taking second on a wild pitch, and scoring on a one-out single to make it a 6-6 game, but the Nats left the bases loaded in the top of the eighth, and the Blue Jays hit back-to-back homers off Ryan Madson in the bottom of the inning to complete the...
Federal Baseball Jun 13, 2018
Nationals’ reliever Ryan Madson & the search for New Balance Minimus low baseball cleats...

Nationals’ reliever Ryan Madson & the search for New Balance Minimus low baseball cleats...

We took advantage of a few minutes in the clubhouse before the series opener in Yankee Stadium to talk to Ryan Madson about his obsession with a model of New Balance Minimus cleats that he was altering with a Sharpie... #Hardhittingnews If you have New Balance Minimus cleats for sale somewhere online, there’s a good chance Washington Nationals’ reliever Ryan Madson will buy them, if they’re the right size. The color of the cleats (they come, or did come, in grey, black, and white it seems) is not an issue for the 37-year-old reliever, who was using a Sharpie to alter the look of his...
Federal Baseball Jun 1, 2018
Wire Taps: Ryan Madson returns; Brian Goodwin coming soon; Waiting for Adam Eaton + Daniel Murphy...

Wire Taps: Ryan Madson returns; Brian Goodwin coming soon; Waiting for Adam Eaton + Daniel Murphy...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the second of four with the Braves in SunTrust Park... Happy June 1st. Today, we are legally required to make the conclusion for the year about the team, and here it is: They play baseball well, most of the time. Here’s the news from Cobb County. The Nationals are MLB’s hottest team. What happens when the ‘good’ players return? (WaPo)The Nats are a half game out of first, after knocking off something like six in a row and nine on the road. This with the Syracuse SkyChiefs and a Bryce Harper struggling to hit for...
Federal Baseball May 31, 2018
Nationals reinstate Ryan Madson from DL; option Trevor Gott to AAA...

Nationals reinstate Ryan Madson from DL; option Trevor Gott to AAA...

Davey Martinez told reporters earlier this week that Ryan Madson would be back in the bullpen when the Nationals got to Atlanta. Washington Nationals’ set-up man Ryan Madson was reinstated from the Disabled List today, with right-hander Trevor Gott optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to make room on the roster. Madson, 37, was placed on the 10-Day Disabled on May 20th (retroactive to the 17th) with a chest strain, or as the veteran reliever described it at the time, a strain in his pec after making three appearances in four games on the road in Arizona. “I threw a lot that week, and also I...
Federal Baseball May 30, 2018
Wire Taps: How to judge Bryce Harper; Ryan Madson will return to Nationals soon; The Justin Miller-saince

Wire Taps: How to judge Bryce Harper; Ryan Madson will return to Nationals soon; The Justin Miller-saince

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the finale with the Orioles in OPACY tonight. Could the Nats really sweep the O’s in Camden today? My, how far we’ve come. Here’s the news from just north of Washington. Bryce Harper shouldn’t be measured against his MVP season. But how exactly should he be judged? (WaPo)Harper's best year, indubitably, was 2015. His peripherals are good this year — but it's hard to sell a .232 average, outside of the seventeen home runs. What is the norm for Bryce, anyways? Nationals’ Ryan Madson to come off disabled list by end of week...
Federal Baseball May 29, 2018
Nationals injury updates: Ryan Madson back in Atlanta? Adam Eaton; Matt Grace + bullpen thoughts...

Nationals injury updates: Ryan Madson back in Atlanta? Adam Eaton; Matt Grace + bullpen thoughts...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez addressed a few of the Nats’ injured players and where they’re at in their respective rehab work before tonight’s game... Ryan Madson was placed on the 10-Day Disabled on May 20th (retroactive to the 17th) with a chest strain, or as the veteran reliever described it, a strain in his pec after an active road trip which saw him pitch in three games of four-game series in Phoenix, AZ’s Chase Field. “I didn’t feel anything while I was pitching,” Madson explained after he was placed on the DL. “I threw a lot that week, and also I...
Federal Baseball May 25, 2018
Nationals’ Injury Updates on Ryan Madson and Daniel Murphy and Brian Goodwin and more...

Nationals’ Injury Updates on Ryan Madson and Daniel Murphy and Brian Goodwin and more...

There are plenty of injuries to discuss. Mike Rizzo talked about a few of the injured Nationals in his weekly visit with the 106.7 the FAN’s Sports Junkies. Washington Nationals’ first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) took 50 swings last week, and Adam Eaton was throwing on the field in Nationals Park after surgery on his ankle. Ryan Madson was placed on the 10-Day DL this week with what a press release on the injury described as a “a sore pectoral muscle”, though the veteran reliever told reporters it should not keep him out long. “It just felt like a cramp in my pec,” Madson...

Ryan Madson Photos

Nationals Player News

  • 4

    Tanner Roark

    Tanner Roark struggles again, identifies small mechanical issue after Nationals’ 12-2 loss to Phillies...

  • 2

    Erick Fedde

    Game Thread 6/23: Phillies at Nationals

  • 1

    Bryce Harper

    Phillies begin season-defining stretch vs. Nats and Yanks | Extra Innings

  • 1

    Sammy Solis

    Sammy Solis on a career high in appearances, settling into Nationals’ stacked bullpen...

  • Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer allows two homers for first time since July, 2017; Nationals beat the Orioles, 4-2...

  • Daniel Murphy

    Daniel Murphy takes another step, returns to field in Nationals’ 2-0 loss to Blue Jays...

  • Stephen Strasburg

    The Nats land Kelvin Herrera. The Braves could’ve used him

  • Adam Eaton

    Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with Toronto Blue Jays in Rogers Centre...

  • Gio Gonzalez

    Mark Trumbo powers Orioles to 3-0 win over the Nats

  • Michael A. Taylor

    Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Baltimore Orioles + Davey Martinez on Michael A. Taylor...