Nationals Notes: Elvin Ramirez, Ivan Rodriguez

The latest on the Nationals, as John Lannan completes a strong spring start against the Astros…

  • Rule 5 pick Elvin Ramirez, a reliever taken from the Mets, should start throwing light bullpens soon according to GM Mike Rizzo.  The info comes from Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, who suggests Ramirez could start the season on the DL and buy the Nationals some time.  For my post on the latest on all 19 Major League Rule 5 picks, click here.
  • The Nationals contacted the Red Sox about a potential Ivan Rodriguez trade, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  However, the Sox are only looking for veteran Triple-A depth at most.  Previously, reports have indicated that the Nats are willing to move a catcher.
  • The Nationals also have Roger Bernadina and Nyjer Morgan scrapping for a spot on the team, Rosenthal notes.  Both players have minor league options remaining.
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12 Comments on "Nationals Notes: Elvin Ramirez, Ivan Rodriguez"

4 years 6 months ago

You forgot to mention that Michael Morse is apparently a stud.

4 years 6 months ago

lol. yeah a stud at 29 years old who never did anything in the majors until last year. NOT

4 years 6 months ago

educate yourself before showing how ignorant you are

4 years 6 months ago

If Saltalamacchia starts to struggle defensively Id look into a Rodriguez trade but now it’s to soon to tell.

4 years 6 months ago

When I heard the Nats wanted to move catcher depth for a reliever, I thought “Wilson Ramos for relief? Lets do it!” But since that’s unrealistic, and since the next option is Ivan, I think Boston is better off just sticking with Salty. Clearly all they’re doing is preparing for a plan C behind Tek, in case he gets hurt or whatever. I would suggest just sticking with our young decent catching talent, but I’m guessing they wouldn’t want a guy like that to be stuck on the major league bench instead of getting their at-bats in at the minor league level.

Bob George
4 years 6 months ago

Are the Nats planning on playing Werth in CF everyday?

kräftig. entschieden
4 years 6 months ago

No. They’re planning one of/a possible combination of Morgan, Bernadina, and Rick Ankiel in center. Morse and Werth have locked up the corner outfield spots.

4 years 6 months ago

That choice between Bernadina and Thugzilla seems fairly easy to me.

4 years 6 months ago

I strongly suggest that nobody Google “Thugzilla”

4 years 6 months ago

Morse in Left, Werth in Right…I have a feeling Ankiel gets the job in Center against RHP, and Hairston against LHP

4 years 6 months ago

what the hell is with this moderator crap?

4 years 6 months ago

Late bloomer… 29 or 40 the guy can rake…