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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nationals Call Up AA Pitcher Nathan Karns

With several starters signed as major league depth struggling at Class AAA, the Nationals chose Karns to replace lefty Ross Detwiler, who is on the disabled list with a slight oblique strain, in the hope his ability can overcome inexperience. Karns, named this winter by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the Nationals’ farm system, has a 4.60 ERA with 55 strikeouts over 45 innings this year.

Detwiler feels good, just needs a few days’ rest.

Detwiler has progressed well.

Detwiler cleared to start Tuesday.

Quick! Call up another pitcher!!

boteman Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:04 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: nationals, pitching, prospects

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   1. TerpNats Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM (#4453517)
And he'll be going up against a crafty veteran from Baltimore...comparatively speaking.
   2. deputydrew Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM (#4453601)
Karns is an intriguing guy - already 25 years old but with just 216 innings in the minors due to injury. He seems to have some good raw talent, but who knows if he has the experience to put it together or the health to do so for more than a few starts before blowing out.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 12:18 PM (#4453642)
I don't think so Tim.
   4. boteman Posted: May 28, 2013 at 06:31 PM (#4454069)
Maybe the Nationals are praying for a rain-out?

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