Drew Storen RP WAS 5 Months

Drew Storen gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning Sunday against the Mets.

Storen hasn't made much of a case to be trusted with early-season leads with his performance this spring. He's allowed six runs and walked six in 5 2/3 innings to date.

Drew Storen RP WAS 7 Months

Drew Storen claims he isn't worried about trade rumors.

"It's part of the business," Storen said. "You read it and ... eh, whatever happens. You never really know the full story. It's kind of funny. Once I dealt with it the first time in 2011, it just kind of rolls off." FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this month that Washington is shopping Storen, who will make $3.45 million in 2014 and is due raises in 2015 and 2016 during his final two arbitration seasons. Storen was demoted to Triple-A Syracuse during the 2013 season after posting a 5.95 ERA in 47 appearances, but he returned in August to collect a 1.40 ERA in his final 21 games. Assuming he isn't traded, Storen will set up Rafael Soriano in 2014. If he's traded, it would likely be to a team interested in immediately inserting him as closer, which would be a boon to Storen's fantasy value.

Drew Storen RP WAS 7 Months

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals would like to trade Drew Storen.

Storen will make $3.45 million in 2014 and will be due for raises in 2015 and 2016 in his final two arbitration years. It's evidently more than the Nats want to pay for a guy who is coming off a disappointing year and who is slated for seventh inning duty. That said, Storen is fully capable of bouncing back, and $3.45 million is a relative bargain for a potential closer. The Nats should get plenty of phone calls if they're indeed motivated to deal him.

Drew Storen RP WAS 7 Months

Nationals avoided arbitration with RHP Drew Storen by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract.

He can also earn $1 million more in incentives. Storen held a disappointing 4.52 ERA and was even demoted to the minors at one point in 2013, but he should be in line for a nice bounce-back season in 2014.

Drew Storen RP WAS 9 Months

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that trade talks with the Cubs regarding Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard "never went anywhere."

The Cubs were rumored Monday to be looking at Storen or Clippard to fill their closer role, but talks are said to be dead. We wouldn't rule out negotiations being revisited later on, but the Cubs might find a better situation in free agency.

Drew Storen RP WAS 9 Months

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are eying Nationals' relievers Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post confirms the report and adds that Cubs have interest in using Storen as their closer. Kilgore speculates that Nate Schierholtz and James Russell could be of interest to Washington.

Drew Storen RP WAS Aug 15 '13

Nationals recalled RHP Drew Storen from Triple-A Syracuse.

Storen had rattled off three straight scoreless appearances at the Triple-A level. He will probably pitch in low-leverage situations initially for the Nationals.

Drew Storen RP WAS Jul 26 '13

Nationals optioned RHP Drew Storen to Triple-A Syracuse.

Storen certainly hasn't pitched well this season, but this move still comes as a bit of a surprise. He posted a 5.95 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 43/13 K/BB ratio in his 42 1/3 innings. Look for him to get things straightened out at Triple-A, and return to the Nationals bullpen before the end of the season.

Drew Storen RP WAS Jul 26 '13

Drew Storen pitched despite the flu Friday and gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

He gave up two hits and a homer on his first four pitches of the afternoon. Storen was expected to be unavailable today because of his 102 degree fever and probably wouldn't have pitched in a close game. He's now given up 14 runs in 9 2/3 innings this month.

Drew Storen RP WAS Jul 26 '13

Drew Storen is not expected to be available during Friday's doubleheader due to the flu.

He should be OK sometime over the weekend. Storen has had a very disappointing year for the Nats, posting a 5.40 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 46 appearances.