The Oakland Athletics have traded longtime catcher Kurt Suzuki to the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league catcher David Freitas and cash considerations on Friday.
Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals are surging, while the weary San Francisco Giants are in desperate need of a strong pitching performance.
The Nationals took advantage of a morning start against a weary West Coast team and pounded Madison Bumgarner and the Giants in a 9-4 victory Wednesday.
The Washington Nationals have signed free-agent utility player Mark DeRosa to a one-year contact.
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez says the Washington Nationals have agreed to acquire him in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, pending a physical and the deal being finalized.
Matt Cain overpowered Washington, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday for their sixth win in eight games.
Jordan Zimmermann wanted to go deep in the game to give Washington’s bullpen a rest – he did just that.
Ivan Rodriguez hit a two-run single in the eighth to seal the Washington Nationals’ 5-2 win against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. He was even more proud of the play he made a half-inning earlier.
The San Francisco Giants overcame Jonathan Sanchez’s wild start and Brian Wilson’s wild finish to edge the punchless Washington Nationals 2-1 Saturday.
The Athletics were close to finalizing a trade with the Washington Nationals on Thursday to bring outfielder Josh Willingham to Oakland for two prospects.