10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
11 hours ago

Herrera (shoulder) could be activated from the 10-day disabled list during the Nationals' upcoming three-game series with the Phillies, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera apparently checked out fine after tossing a 15-pitch simulated game Saturday and looks like he might be ready to rejoin the Nationals without requiring a rehab assignment beforehand. The Nationals will likely re-evaluate the right-hander Tuesday, and if his right shoulder checks out fine, he could re-enter the team's bullpen mix for the series opener. Manager Dave Martinez might prefer to ease Herrera back into the fold, so he might not immediately recapture closing duties, which have since fallen to Koda Glover.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 days ago

Herrera pitched a simulated game against live hitters Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera has been on the disabled list since Aug. 8 due to a right shoulder impingement, and he resumed throwing Aug. 11. It's good news for the Nationals that he's advanced to pitching against live batters, as it means he could return from the shelf in the near future. Herrera might require a quick rehab stint prior to his activation.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
1 week ago

Herrera (shoulder) threw Saturday for the first time since heading to the disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera hit the disabled list Wednesday but is not expected to miss a great deal of time. He appears to be making progress in his recovery on schedule. If he returns before Shawn Doolittle (toe), he could spend a few days as the Nationals' closer, though Doolittle is also about to throw off the mound, so it's unclear who will get back first.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Herrera avoided any structural damage in his throwing shoulder and will refrain from throwing over the next few days, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Overall, this was a fairly positive outcome for the Nationals and Herrera after he was diagnosed with a right rotator cuff impingement. He was placed on the 10-day DL on Wednesday and will receive medication for his injury, which will hopefully be able to expedite his return. The club is optimistic that Herrera will resume throwing after 3-to-4 days and that this won't be a long absence.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Herrera was put on the 10-day disabled list due to a right rotator cuff impingement prior to Wednesday's game, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera will miss some time after exiting Tuesday's contest against the Braves with right shoulder tightness. The club deemed his injury as a rotator cuff impingement following an MRI, but failed to offer up a timetable for his eventual return. That said, there's a chance Herrera will require a lengthy absence, which will open up the ninth-inning spot for the time being. Since Sean Doolittle (foot) is also on the DL, look for Ryan Madson to receive an opportunity as the Nationals closer. Koda Glover was recalled in a corresponding move and also figures to get a chance in a late-innings role.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Herrera left Tuesday's game against the Braves with right shoulder tightness, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera threw only six pitches to four batters, giving up two earned runs and three hits to take the loss. The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but the 28-year-old will undergo an MRI on Wednesday to provide further clarity.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Herrerra exited Tuesday's game against the Braves with an apparent injury, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera entered to a 1-1 tie and allowed three hits and a line-drive out to four batters before exiting the game, and certainly didn't look himself as he was charged with two earned runs. The specifics and severity of the injury are currently unclear.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Herrera tossed a perfect ninth inning and struck out one Sunday against the Reds as he notched the save.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera continues to serve as a dependable reliever, as he slammed the door in a one-run game without issue. He owns a 2.13 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 37 strikeouts through 42.1 innings, and with Sean Doolittle (toe) on the disabled list, he figures to continue to see more save opportunities moving forward.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
3 weeks ago

Herrera allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out one in the ninth inning as he secured the save Wednesday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera entered the ballgame with a three-run cushion, and after surrendering a solo home run to Wilmer Flores, he managed to induce a double play that ended the contest. Since being dealt to the Nationals, he's collected two saves and allowed seven runs over 13.2 innings while recording 13 punchouts.

10DKelvin Herrera
RP WSH
4 weeks ago

Herrera allowed two hits and struck out one over 1.2 scoreless innings Sunday to record his 15th save of the season in a 6-2 win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The Nats tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning, but with Ryan Madson having pitched in the seventh, Herrera remained in the game and picked up his first save with his new team. The 28-year-old hasn't been as sharp in DC as he was in KC, posting a 3.65 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 12.1 innings so far, but Herrera still appears to be manager Dave Martinez's first choice to replace Sean Doolittle (toe) as closer.