Drew Storen RP TOR 4 weeks ago

Storen agreed to a one-year, $8.375 million deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

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Drew Storen RP TOR 1 month ago

The Nationals traded Storen to the Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for Ben Revere, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Drew Storen RP TOR 2 months ago

The Nationals plan to actively shop Storen at the winter meetings, the team's website reports.

Drew Storen RP TOR 2 months ago

Storen was tendered a contract Wednesday by the Nationals.

Drew Storen RP TOR 5 months ago

Storen has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb and is unlikely to return this season, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

Drew Storen RP TOR 5 months ago

Storen walked three batters while recording only one out in a disastrous seventh inning Tuesday, helping to blow a six-run lead in a game the Nationals would eventually lose to the Mets 8-7.

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Drew Storen RP TOR 6 months ago4 Comments

Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen will move into a setup role following the acquisition of Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to the Washington Post. Storen has converted 29 of 31 save opportunities this season, posting a 1.73 ERA with 44 strikeouts and just nine walks in 36.1 innings. General manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that Papelbon "is our ninth-inning pitcher." Rizzo said Storen is on board with the move. "We've got a good rapport, but that news was difficult to take," Rizzo said. "He took it like a pro." Papelbon has a $13 million vesting option in his contract based on finishing 100 games in 2014-15. He needs 14 more to hit that mark and reportedly would have vetoed the trade had he not been guaranteed to close. Storen had 43 saves in 2011 before moving back to a setup role for the next three seasons. Last September, though, he won back the job from Rafael Soriano, saving 11 of 14 chances.

Drew Storen RP TOR 7 months ago

Storen struck out the only batter he faced Sunday agaisnt the Orioles to earn his 27th save of the season.

Max Scherzer was pulled after 8.2 innings and Storen was called upon to slam the door on a one-run victory. The 27-year-old has been excellent in his first full-time season as the closer, with a 1.89 ERA through 33.1 innings, and should continue to see plenty of save opportunities for the first-place Nationals.

Drew Storen RP TOR 7 months ago

Storen struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 25th save of the season Sunday against the Giants.

The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the top fantasy closers in the game, as he has blown just two saves on the season while posting a 1.97 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. Storen should continue to provide excellent returns for his owners as the first-place Nationals provide him with plenty of save opportunities.

Drew Storen RP TOR 7 months ago

Storen logged his 24th save with a clean ninth inning against San Francisco on Friday night.

Storen has been one of the most reliable closers all season, having failed to convert just two save opportunities while posting a 2.03 ERA and an improved strikeout ratio. The Nationals figure to be a winning team, and in the playoff hunt all year, so frequent chances are likely to come his way as the season wears on.