Miller’s relationship with Kintzler helped Nats get eyes on him

MIAMI - The Nationals on Friday selected the contract of right-hander Justin Miller. The 30-year-old reliever had impressed the club in the offseason and then pitched well at Triple-A Syracuse to earn the promotion. Miller has spent three years in the majors - eight games with the Tigers and 74 games with the Rockies from 2014 to 2016. He also has pitched in all or ... read more

Murphy, Goodwin to rehab with Double-A Harrisburg

MIAMI - After missing the first two months of the season due to knee surgery recovery, second baseman Daniel Murphy will begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg tomorrow at home against Altoona, Nationals manager Davey Martinez announced this afternoon. The Senators are home through Monday against the Curve, then travel to Hartford. Martinez said that outfielder Brian Goodwin is also healthy enough to join ... read more

Game 49 lineups: Nats at Marlins (Justin Miller called up)

The Nationals have selected the contract of right-hander Justin Miller, who has pitched for the Tigers and the Rockies but hasn’t been in the majors since 2016. He takes the roster spot vacated by right-hander Erick Fedde, who was sent back to Triple-A Syracuse following his start Wednesday against the Padres. Miller, 30, is 6-foot-3, 215 lbs., and his best season was 2015, when he ... read more

Notes on Soto, Robles and Murphy

Outfielder Juan Soto went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday in the Nationals 3-1 loss to the Padres. But he surged out of the gates, making three starts in a row and reaching base in six of his first 10 plate appearances. He is hitting .300 (3-for-10) with a homer, three RBIs and a 1.062 OPS. May 22 he walked three times, including a huge walk ... read more

Hellickson keeps Padres off the board in 2-1 Nats win

Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was solid again for the Nationals in a 2-1 walk-off win over the Padres. He was not credited with the decision, but Hellickson only allowed one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts. His ERA has dipped to 2.13. Franchy Cordero’s solo homer in the fourth was the extent of the scoring for the Padres. ... read more

Erick Fedde has seen an uptick in his fastball velocity at Syracuse

Although it has not been officially announced, right-hander Erick Fedde is expected to make his first Major League start of the season in Wednesday’s series finale against the Padres. Fedde had struggled a bit in his most recent starts, allowing five earned runs in three separate outings spanning from May 2-12. Manager Davey Martinez did not make the official announcement of which pitcher the Nationals ... read more

Taylor’s walk-off double off center field wall lifts Nats to 2-1 win

The game was delayed 10 minutes because of big rain storm that came through the area a couple of hours before first pitch. Although the Padres are hitting the ball hard against right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, they have only singles from Jose Pirela in the first and Raffy Lopez in the second. Left-hander Eric Lauer is off to a good start for San Diego, having not ... read more

Eaton reports he is “healthy”, plus updates on Zimmerman and Murphy

I checked in with Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton, who is rehabbing his ankle surgery. Last week he was sporting a cast on his left ankle that went all the way up to his knee. Today he rolled down his ankle sock to show no tape and just the scar from his surgery. No swelling. Eaton said he is continuing rehab from the surgery and is ... read more