Craig Stammen RP WAS 3 Hrs

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.

Craig Stammen RP WAS 2 Months

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.

Craig Stammen RP WAS 4 Months

Stammen was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

The normally reliable long man struggled at times in 2014 and saw a big dip in his K/9 rate, but Stammen will return and supply a middle inning bridge to Tyler Clippard, Matt Thornton and Drew Storen.

Craig Stammen RP WAS 6 Months

Stammen gave up five runs on six hits without recording an out in the second game of Friday's double-header.

Ouch. The outing sent his ERA soaring from 3.22 to 3.84, and put a capper on a disappointing season that saw his strikeout rate fall from last year's 8.71 K/9 to 6.94 in 2014.

Craig Stammen RP WAS 8 Months

Stammen was battered out of the bullpen Monday, allowing two runs in a frame of work.

Stammen also allowed six hits in his inning. The 30 year old hurler may have hit a wall this season, allowing 12 runs in his last 11.2 innings out of the bullpen. As a result of his slump, Stammen's ERA has risen to 4.07 for the season.

Craig Stammen RP WAS 12 Months

Craig Stammen was hit hard in relief of Stephen Strasburg during Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, allowing five runs in an inning of work.

Stammen allowed six hits and a walk while recording only one strikeout. The right-hander had been solid for the Nationals in his first four appearances, but the Marlins weren't fooled by anything he threw. Stammen's ERA ballooned from 1.23 to 6.48 with the outing.

Craig Stammen RP WAS Mar 12 '79

Craig Stammen threw four scoreless innings in relief of injured starter Stephen Strasburg to earn the win on Friday.

Strasburg lasted only two innings before being lifted due to a muscle issue in his back, forcing Stammen into action. All the reliever did was throw four perfect innings, striking out three. The win was his third of the year, and the Nationals' long reliever now has a 2.60 ERA.

Craig Stammen RP WAS Mar 01 '79

Craig Stammen was knocked around the park by the Giants Monday, allowing two runs on seven hits over 2 2/3 innings.

Washington didn't have much of a chance after Zach Duke spotted the Giants an early lead, but Stammen's poor performance sealed their fate. Stammen stranded a handful of runners to limit the damage this game had on his ERA, which jumped from 2.25 to 2.78. As a long reliever, Stammen has fulfilled expectations, adding a 1.19 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB rate over 22 2/3 innings.

Craig Stammen RP WAS Oct 29 '78

Nationals avoided arbitration with RHP Craig Stammen by agreeing to a two-year contract.

The financials of the deal aren't known. Stammen, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super 2 qualifier, held a 2.34 ERA while striking out a batter per inning for the Nats last season.