The Washington Nationals have traded right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez to the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Ian Dickson.
Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 3-7).
It’s a lot of information to digest, but with the Nationals sending Espinosa to the DL, designating Henry Rodriquez and Zach Duke for assignment, and recalling Anthony Rendon, and calling up Ian Krol, a shakeup is evident in Washington.
The Washington Nationals have reshuffled their bullpen, reinstating right-hander Brad Lidge from the disabled list and putt righty Henry Rodriguez on the DL.
Drew Storen saved 43 games in his first full season with the big club, so when he went down followed by the injury of backup closer Brad Lidge, it could have easily spelled disaster for the first half of the year. Leave it up to wily Davey Johnson to find a way to patchwork saves together and still have his team sitting atop the NL East.
The Nationals fall short as Derek Lowe limits the Nationals to three hits as they fall to the Braves 3-1.
The Nationals fall 2-1 in a pitchers duel to the Reds.
Milwaukee scored two runs in each the seventh and eighth innings to rally back against Washington.