OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 3 months ago

Stammen (elbow) is expected to begin throwing live batting practice within the next two weeks, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Stammen has been throwing off a mound since February 23, so it's good to see that the veteran pitcher is steadily progressing through his rehabilitation process. That being said, he's still likely t miss the beginning of the season.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 3 months ago

Stammen (elbow) threw from the mound Monday, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Stammen had a couple of bullpen sessions under his belt but Monday's session was his first mound work of spring as he looks to recover from a torn right flexor tendon. He's not expected to be ready for the start of the season.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 3 months ago1 Comment

Stammen will likely begin this season on the disabled list, reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Terry Francona hinted that Stammen wouldn't be ready for the start of the season on Thursday. The 31-year-old is recovering from a torn right flexor tendon that he suffered last April.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 3 months ago

Stammen signed a minor league contract with the Indians that includes an invitation to spring training.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Stammen sat out for most of 2015 with a forearm injury, which led to the Nationals non-tendering the 31-year-old. That being said, he has had some decent numbers out of the bullpen during his career, posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with nearly a strikeout per inning from 2012 through 2014. If he can be healthy, Stammen could prove to be a nice under-the-radar pickup for Cleveland.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 6 months ago

Stammen was not tendered a contract by the Nationals on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Stammen suffered a forearm injury in April and was shelved for the rest of the 2015 season. His impact for the year was very minimal and the Nationals decided to not bring the 31-year-old back for the 2016 season. Depending on his health coming in to next year, there will be many teams that will be interested in Stammen.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 12 months ago

Stammen has been transferred to the 60-day DL, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

He's expected to miss the entire season, so the move simply opens up a space on the 40-man roster for Joe Ross.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 1 year ago

Stammen (forearm) has been diagnosed with a torn right flexor tendon, and he will likely miss the remainder of the season, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Given that he needs surgery to repair the flexor tendon, Stammen will almost certainly miss the rest of the season. He got off to a solid start this year, but the Nationals shouldn't have much trouble finding another middle reliever.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 1 year ago

The Nationals placed Stammen on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with right forearm stiffness.

Stammen pitched four of the last five days, but his sore forearm will sideline him at least until the last day of April, and possibly beyond. Taylor Jordan was called up from Triple-A Syracuse to replace Stammen in the Nationals' bullpen.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 1 year ago

Stammen has an 8.68 ERA and 7:1 K:BB ratio through 9.1 spring innings.

The ERA is ugly, but is fueled by a high BABIP in a small sample size, and Stammen's other numbers don't seem to indicate there's anything wrong with him. He should once again be the jack-of-all-trades in the Nationals' bullpen, but he'll need to turn around last season's decline in his strikeout rate to regain even a little fantasy value.

OUTCraig Stammen RP WSH 1 year ago

Stammen agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Nationals on Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Stammen struggled in 2014 compared to his three previous seasons, but finished with descent numbers (3.84 ERA, 1.27 WHIP). He figures to continue in a middle-relief role for the Nats, with the ability to go multiple innings if needed.