Nate McLouth LF WSH 7 months ago

McLouth (shoulder) had his team option declined Monday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McLouth signed a two-year deal with the Nationals in 2013, but hit just .173 in 2014 before missing the entire 2015 season with a torn labrum. Given his unclear health status and recent struggles at the big league level, the 34-year-old may struggle to find a big league contract in free agency.

Nate McLouth LF WSH 11 months ago

McLouth (shoulder) is still experiencing soreness in his shoulder, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

The discomfort has put somewhat of a halt to the outfielder's progress, and he's currently back in Washington, D.C. working on strengthening the shoulder before he returns to baseball activities.

Nate McLouth LF WSH 12 months ago

McLouth (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

Nothing about McLouth's prognosis has changed, as he has already been on the DL for 60 days, so he is eligible to come off the DL at any point. Still, considering he has not yet gone on a rehab assignment, he probably won't be activated anytime soon.

Nate McLouth LF WSH 1 year ago

McLouth (shoulder) underwent a second MRI that revealed no further issues, Chelseas Janes of the Washington Post reports.

McLouth also had a cortisone injection, and he said afterward that he's feeling better. Still, he's unlikely to join the Nationals before the end of April, after suffering a setback in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.

Nate McLouth LF WSH 1 year ago

McLouth was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

McLouth still has a grueling rehab process ahead of him following a setback in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. Had he been healthy, there's a good chance McLouth would have seen playing time early in the year with Denard Span (abdominal) and Jayson Werth (shoulder) also set to open the season on the disabled list. Instead, look for Michael Taylor and Tyler Moore to be the likely candidates to jump into the starting outfield spots during the season's opening weeks.

Nate McLouth LF WSH 1 year ago

McLouth is expected to open the season on the disabled list, Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider reports.

McLouth remains on a long rehab process from offseason shoulder surgery, but a the setback will likely keep him from taking the field early in the season. "Remember that this rehab process is a long one," manager Matt Williams said. "He feels good about the way things have progressed. He's disappointed that there's a setback and you just have to deal with it. He'll be fine. When he's ready to go, he's ready to go. But right now it's about his health and having him available for the long run. We don't want to push him too hard."

Nate McLouth LF WSH 1 year ago

McLouth (shoulder) might not be ready for Opening Day, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

The Nationals are likely going to need McLouth soon with Jayson Werth and Denard Span on injury watch, despite McLouth batting an awful .173/.280.237 in a 2014 season cut short with a torn labrum. That same shoulder is still bothering him, which doesn't create confidence that we're going to see any quick recovery there in the next few weeks.

Nate McLouth LF WSH 1 year ago

McLouth was scratched from Saturday's split-squad game due to soreness in his shoulder, the Washington Post reports.

He was originally scheduled to DH. Nationals manager Matt Williams indicated that the club was just being cautious with McLouth, so at this point it doesn't look like he's had any kind of setback in his recovery from his shoulder surgery.

Nate McLouth LF WSH 1 year ago

McLouth (shoulder) got the start at DH during Wednesday's Grapefruit League game, going 1-for-2.

Things continue to look good for McLouth, who will see some more action at DH before the Nationals elect to test his surgically-repaired shoulder in the field. Assuming he has no setbacks this spring, he could see regular at-bats in April in a Nats outfield that will be without Denard Span (core muscle) and possibly Jayson Werth (shoudler).

Nate McLouth LF WSH 1 year ago

McLouth (shoulder) is close to making his spring debut, the Washington Post reports.

With Denard Span on the shelf due to core muscle surgery and Jayson Werth not yet confirmed to be available for Opening Day, there could be plenty of at-bats for McLouth in April once he demonstrates that he's fully recovered from his own labrum surgery. If he looks to be in top form, he could provide owners in NL-only leagues with some cheap early steals.