Washington Nationals Newsbeat
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Matt LeCroy, the Senators’ manager in 2012 and ‘13, was named bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals Friday under new Nats manager Matt Williams.
LeCroy said he was both excited and surprised when he found out about his new position. He said he didn’t know Williams very well except for as opponents in the big leagues.
LeCroy added that he thoroughly enjoyed his two years in Harrisburg, a journey that began in spring 2012 with the birth of his twins back home in South Carolina and culminated with the Senators’ first trip to the championship series since 2002 this past September.
“The people, the fans, the front office, the media, everybody made it fun,” LeCroy said. “It was very professional, and with the talent there, I loved it. I enjoyed every bit of it. Going to the championship and seeing how excited everybody got, it was a good time in my career.”
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Nationals plan to hire Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams to become the fifth manager in the team’s brief history, according to a person familiar with the situation. The expected move was first reported by Fox Sports. The Nationals have not confirmed Williams’s planned hiring, as MLB prohibits teams from making major announcements during the World Series.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Nationals assert that the Gonzalez/Alvarez signing came about as a result of fraud by their employees and filed an insurance claim to recoup the loss. Westchester Fire Insurance Co. denied the claim, so the Nationals are suing the insurance company. The team filed the lawsuit in May in Washington, D.C., Superior Court, but it was transferred to federal court in D.C. last week at the insurance company’s request.
In the lawsuit, the Nationals say that Alvarez “executed an affadavit detailing his fraud, including that he kicked back $300,000 of his bonus to Jose Rijo.” At the time Rijo ran the team’s Latin American scouting as a special assistant to then-general manager Jim Bowden. The Nationals also claim that Jose Baez, the team’s director of Dominican Republic operations at the time, was also involved in the kickback scheme.
Tip of the iceberg?
Monday, July 08, 2013
Looking for another weapon to combat left-handed pitchers, the Nationals picked up Scott Hairston from the Cubs on Sunday night, a source told FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal.
Rosenthal says the Cubs will get a minor league pitcher in return.
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