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52 Ryan Mattheus RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 11/10/1983 | Birthplace: Galt, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: Sacramento City Coll. CA (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $504,500 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 887.00
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Nationals recall Blake Treinen, sent Ryan Mattheus down


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) The Nationals optioned reliever Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse following Wednesday's game against the Reds, to make room on the active roster for Blake Treinen .

Treinen will start Thursday's game against the Pirates, in Gio Gonzalez's place. 


Ryan Mattheus gets the call Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus has been called up Sunday.

Mattheus will take the roster spot of Gio Gonzalez, who was put on the disabled list prior to Sunday's game. Mattheus has appeared in two games with the major-league club. He has not allowed a run thus far.


Nationals sending Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) The Nationals optioned pitcher Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse after Monday's game to open up a roster spot for Tuesday starter Blake Treinen.

Mattheus pitched three scoreless innings over two appearances with the Nationals. He returns to a 5.40 ERA and 8:3 K:BB ratio in 10 innings with Syracuse.


Nationals promote Ryan Mattheus


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) The Nationals recalled reliever Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse as they sent down starter Taylor Jordan. Mattheus, 30, pitched in eight games for Syracuse, compiling a 5.40 ERA over 10 innings.

Ryan Mattheus to join Nationals Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus will join up with the team in Houston Monday before likely being promoted to the big-league squad Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.

Mattheus opened the season with Triple-A Syracuse after dealing with a chest injury this spring. He posted a 5.40 ERA with eight strikeouts and three walks in 10 innings in Triple-A.


Nationals option three, release two players Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Nationals announced Tuesday they optioned pitcher Ryan Mattheus, pitcher Xavier Cedeno and first baseman Tyler Moore to Triple-A Syracuse. The team also released infielder Jamey Carroll and starting pitcher Chris Young.

Ryan Mattheus faces three batters Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus made his second Grapefruit League appearance on Sunday against the Mets.

Mattheus, who was sidelined earlier this spring with chest inflammation, faced three batters. He struck out two and allowed one hit before Aaron Barrett closed out the game. He has three strikeouts over his first 1 2/3 innings pitched this spring.

Ryan Mattheus expected to make spring debut Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus is expected to pitch in his first spring game Thursday, MLB.com reports.

Mattheus has been sidelined by chest inflammation this spring. He faced hitters for the first time Monday said he felt good with the session.


Ryan Mattheus faces hitters, remains questionable for opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus faced hitters for the first time this spring Monday and reported that all of his pitches felt "really good," the Washington Post reports.

"It was awesome," Mattheus said of facing hitters. "Coming off a rough season, I kind [of] came into camp champing at the bit just to get out there. And to have the setback early in camp, so that was kinda salt in the wound. So I’ve been looking forward to this day for a while. Then, it was even better when the ball came out good and my command was really good. Everything was down."

Matthews may not quite be ready for opening day, but he hopes to be ready to contribute early in April if he isn't available for the opener.

"I want to contribute down the stretch," he said. "They’re smart, too. They don’t want to push something and we miss six months, instead of missing another week. They’re not going to push me beyond what I can handle. And if I’m ready, I make it. If I don’t, it’s not the end of the world and I’ll sure I’ll contribute at some point."


Ryan Mattheus to face hitters Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus will face live hitters Monday, according to The Washington Post

Mattheus has been dealing with a chest injury all spring. He was expected to compete for one of the final spots in the team's bullpen, but the injury may have put him behind other players in camp. Mattheus posted a 6.37 ERA in 35 1/3 innings last year.


Ryan Mattheus working way back from chest injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus is set to take another step forward in his recovery from a chest injury. He will be throwing 35 pitches Friday, which could lead to a live bullpen session, per MASNsports.com.

Mattheus must prove himself healthy and effective to land a spot on the roster. He deteriorated in 2013 after two strong seasons, more than doubling his ERA to 6.37 and yielding 52 hits in 35 1/3 innings.


Ryan Mattheus feels good after bullpen session


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus (chest) said he felt good after throwing 20 pitches during a bullpen session Monday, per The Washington Post. Mattheus said he feels he could get hitters out right now, but he doesn't believe he's built up enough stamina to appear in a spring game.

Mattheus said he needs a handful more bullpen sessions and facing live hitters in practice before he can pitch in a game.


Ryan Mattheus to toss bullpen session Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus will toss a bullpen session Tuesday, according to MLB.com

Mattheus is expected to throw 20 pitches during the session. He'll throw primarily fastballs. He's been sidelined during the spring with chest issues. He was recently cleared to begin throwing. Mattheus posted a 6.37 ERA in 35 1/3 at-bats last year.


Ryan Mattheus plays catch, could throw bullpen sessions soon


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus has played catch from 60 feet the past two days and could begin throwing bullpen sessions within a week, MLB.com reports.

"I don't feel the injury in there at all [while throwing]. That's very positive," Mattheus said. "There was still a little soreness in there when I lifted for the first time."

Mattheus doesn't have a timetable for returning to game action, though he'll likely have to throw at least two bullpen sessions as well as live batting practice at least once. He has been out this spring with a chest injury.


Ryan Mattheus cleared to begin throwing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus has been cleared to begin throwing, according to The Washington Post

Mattheus has been sidelined for the past two weeks due to a chest issue. He's looking to compete for a role in the team's bullpen. Last season, he posted a 6.37 ERA in 35 1/3 innings.


Ryan Mattheus yet to begin throwing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus has yet to begin throwing, according to The Washington Post

Mattheus is dealing with joint inflammation, and met with doctors Saturday. He's trying to be cautious with the injury, and will wait a couple of days before throwing again. Last season, Mattheus posted a 6.37 ERA in 35 1/3 innings. 


Ryan Mattheus dealing with costochondritis


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus is dealing with costochondritis, according to The Washington Post.

Costochondritis is inflammation of the joint between the sternum and ribs. He's been out for a week due to the injury, and will continue to rest. Mattheus is fighting for a spot on the team's 25-man roster. He posted a 6.37 ERA in 35 1/3 innings last year.


Ryan Mattheus still out due to upper chest injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus remained sidelined Sunday due to an upper chest injury, according to MASNsports.com. Mattheus, who has been out since Tuesday, said he is awaiting the results of an MRI.

"There's a joint in there that connects the cartilage to the sternum. I think I might have irritated the cartilage or an intercostal muscle or messed a rib up or something," Mattheus said. "I felt it after my second bullpen. They just kind of shut me down and said, 'We'll see how it feels the next couple days,' and it hasn't gotten any better. Hurts with deep breathing and things like that. It's really strange. Something I've never experienced before. It's painful."


Ryan Mattheus out to prove doubters wrong


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus is looking to rebound after a rough 2013 season, according to The Washington Post

Mattheus comes into camp fighting for a job after spending the past two seasons on the major-league roster. He struggled last season, posting a 6.37 ERA over 35 1/3 innings, and knows he played his way into his current position. "I don’t blame anybody but myself for the position I’m in right now, coming in and having to make the team," Mattheus said.

Mattheus added that he believes the competition for a roster spot will be "fun." He cited a situation a few seasons ago when Brad Lidge was brought in to camp. Mattheus knew he was a long shot to make the opening day roster, but pitched so well during the spring that the team had to keep him. "It kind of gave me an edge coming into spring training," Mattheus said. "It was like, 'Alright, I'm going to prove I belong here.' That’s kind of what I'm doing now."


Ryan Mattheus out to prove 2013 was 'fluke' year


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) After a disappointing 2013 season, which included missing time due to a broken right hand and a demotion to the minors, Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus is out to re-establish himself in 2014, according to MLB.com.

"I had a little bit of success my first couple of years in the big leagues," Mattheus said. "My routine in the offseason was pretty good. I want to come in with my feet going. Once I hit the ground running, I won't stop.

"I want to come in ready to compete from Day 1. I feel I have to make an impression early and continue [impressing] until the end of the season. I belong here. I believe last year was a fluke, and I hope to prove that to everybody else."


Ryan Mattheus brought back up


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) The Nationals recalled reliever Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins. Mattheus has not pitched for the Nationals since Aug. 14. He owned a 6.26 ERA and a 1.87 WHIP in 23 innings of relief in the majors.

Nationals option struggling Ryan Mattheus to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2013) The Nationals optioned reliever Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse Thursday. Mattheus has posted a 9.45 ERA and 2.73 WHIP in nine relief outings since coming off the disabled list in late July.

Ryan Mattheus goes long in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) The Nationals tried to lean heavily on reliever Ryan Mattheus Friday against the Mets, in his first game action in over two months. Mattheus, who was activated from the disabled list prior to the game, threw 43 pitches in 1 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks, in an 11-0 loss.

Mattheus' ERA on the season rose to 6.11 in 17 2/3 innings. He was recalled to be the 26th man on the roster for a doubleheader, and it is not clear whether he is expected to remain in the bullpen moving forward. 


Ryan Mattheus returns from DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) The Nationals officially activated reliever Ryan Mattheus from the 15-day disabled list Friday, fitting him on the roster as the 26th man for the team's doubleheader against the Mets. Mattheus told MLB.com prior to the first game that he is feeling 100 percent and has been able to throw his entire repertoire without incident.  

Ryan Mattheus on track for Friday return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus (hand) will throw two innings for Triple-A Syracuse Tuesday. If all goes well, then Mattheus will be recalled for Friday's doubleheader against the Mets, manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday.