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22 Drew Storen RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/195 | Birthdate: 8/11/1987 | Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Washington | College: Stanford | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $2,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 91/85 | Average Draft Position: 130.47
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Nationals closer Drew Storen gets in and out of trouble for save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:17 pm ET) Nationals closer Drew Storen allowed the potential go-ahead run to reach the plate Wednesday against Miami. But he walked off the mound with his eighth save.

Storen hit pinch-hitter Donovan Solano with a pitch upon entering and Dee Gordon followed with a single. But Storen retired Martin Prado and fanned Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna to leave them stranded.

The Gordon hit was the first Storen had yielded in his last five appearances.


Nationals closer Drew Storen picks up seventh save Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen worked a perfect ninth inning in Washington's 1-0 win over the Mets on Sunday.

Storen needed just 13 pitches to finish things off, getting Daniel Murphy, Kevin Plawecki and Kirk Nieuwenhuis out to end the game. Storen now posts a 1.65 ERA in 11 innings of work with seven saves and 11 strikeouts. 


Nationals closer Drew Storen dispatches Mets quickly


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen did nothing to raise the tension Saturday night against the host Mets. He entered with a 1-0 lead, threw seven of nine pitches for strikes, and subdued the hot team from the Big Apple in a big hurry.

Storen nailed down his sixth save with a groundout, popout and flyout. He remained ahead in the count against all three batters. It was his third straight scoreless, hitless appearance.


Drew Storen earns save in wild Nationals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 13-12 win over Atlanta. 

Storen allowed one walk in recording his fifth save of the year. He lowered his ERA to 2.25. 


Nationals' Williams backs closer Drew Storen after first blown save


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen suffered his first blown save of the season Tuesday against the Cardinals. However, his off-night did not cost the Nationals, who won the game in extra innings.

Storen has allowed a run in two of his first six outings and has allowed two hits in each of his last two appearances. But there is no closer controversy with the Nationals, manager Matt Williams told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday.

"Storen's available today," Williams said. "Going to give him ball again. He's our closer. Been really good for us. I know he wants ball every time."

Storen has four saves and a 3.00 ERA in six innings. He also has seven strikeouts.


Drew Storen blows save in Nationals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen blew his first save of the season in a game Washington eventually won in 10 innings, over St. Louis. 

Storen entered in the ninth and allowed a single to the first batter. After a wild pitch, an RBI single tied the game. Storen allowed one run on two hits in an inning and saw his ERA increase to 3.00. He struck out two batters. 


Nats closer Drew Storen gets out ninth-inning trouble for save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen (S, 4) yielded two singles in the ninth inning but was able to hold the Phillies scoreless and collect the save on Sunday.

Storen got pinch hitter Chase Utley to ground out back to him for the final out.

Nationals' Drew Storen records third save Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen picked up his third save of the season Thursday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-2 win over the Phillies.

Storen, who has delivered back-to-back scoreless outings since giving up a run while recording a save Sunday, threw nine of his 13 pitches for strikes Thursday to get the job done. He owns a 2.25 ERA and 5:2 K:BB ratio in four innings.


Drew Storen gets shaky second save for Nationals


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Closer Drew Storen picked up his second save of the season in the Nationals' 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Phillies on Sunday, but it did not come easy. 

Storen started the bottom of the 10th with a two-run lead, but walked the first two batters he faced, putting himself in a big hole. However, he got Grady Sizemore to strike out on a slider for the first out of the inning and Chase Utley to fly out to right for the second out. 

He allowed an infield single to Odubel Herrera to close the gap to 4-3 before retiring Cesar Hernandez on a sharp grounder to first to end the contest. Storen's ERA is 4.50 on the season. 


Nationals pitcher Drew Storen earns first save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen earned his first save of the season in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Mets. Storen worked a perfect 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts in his first appearance of the year. His ERA remains a perfect 0.00.


Nationals' Drew Storen yet to pitch on back-to-back days


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Nationals pitcher Drew Storen may not get all the save chances for the team in the early going, as he has yet to pitch on back-to-back days while dealing with a blister issue, the Washington Post reports.

Storen will use the first week of the season to test and build his stamina as he looks to finish his preparation for the season. With Casey Janssen (shoulder) also dealing with injury issues, it's possible a reliever like Aaron Barrett or Matt Thornton could pick up a save opportunity or two over the next week.


Nationals P Drew Storen (blister) roughed up in return


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Hampered by a blister on his right foot this spring, Nationals closer Drew Storen returned to the mound Saturday and lasted just 1/3 of an inning, giving up a double followed by a two-run homer to Yankees centerfielder Chris Young.

Storen last pitched March 30 before resting the last few days to allow the blister to heal.

Nationals closer Drew Storen (blister) to pitch on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Nationals manager Matt Williams said closer Drew Storen, who's been dealing with a blister on the bottom of his foot, will see action in Saturday's exhibition game, according to MASN.

"He's available to pitch today," Williams said. "We plan on him pitching. He threw yesterday. They wrapped him up pretty good. He's got a good callous over the blister."

Nationals' Storen says blister shouldn't affect Opening Day status


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen said the blister on the bottom of his right foot shouldn't affect his status for Opening Day, according to The Washington Post. Storen has been sidelined since leaving Monday's game due to the blister.

Nationals' Drew Storen tentatively scheduled to pitch Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen is tentatively scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Marlins, but the club may have to push his appearance back a day or so due to a blister on his right foot. Storen left Monday's game against St. Louis with the issue, and remains day to day.

"We may have to push that a day or so," manager Matt Williams said. "We'll see where we’re at."


Nationals' Drew Storen exits game Monday due to blister on foot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen left Monday's spring game against the Cardinals due to an apparent injury. It was announced after the game he exited early Monday due to a blister on his right foot.

“You start sweating, you get hot, you start having friction down there, and he developed a blister down there,” manager Matt Williams said, per NatsInsider.com. “And then the next pitch, it ripped. So we’ll see how he is. But nothing long-term.

“No need to push it at this point. His pitch count was up there anyway, so we decided to go get him. We’ll see how he is tomorrow. Just a regular spring training blister.”

Storen faced four batters in the inning before being replaced by Matt Grace. The trainer visited the mound before Storen left the game. He left with two runners on base. Jon Jay, the second batter of the inning, reached on a fielding error by Danny Espinosa. Kolten Wong, the final batter Storen faced, got on base via a walk.

Storen was charged with one unearned run in two-thirds inning. He missed time earlier this spring after having surgery in mid-March to remove the hook of hamate bone from his left (non-throwing) hand.


Drew Storen returns to mound for Nationals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Drew Storen pitched one inning in the Nationals' game on Friday, returning to the mound for the first time since having hand surgery on March 13.

Storen had surgery on his left, non-throwing, hand to remove a hook on the hamate bone. He has been throwing bullpens and making minor league appearances to prepare for the game back, per Jamal Collier of MLB.com.

Storen pitched one inning, allowing one hit and one walk.


Nats' Drew Storen to pitch Friday, Stephen Strasburg on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Nationals right-handed pitcher Drew Storen is among the pitchers slated to make an appearance in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, and starter Stephen Strasburg will pitch Saturday against the Mets, according to Comcast SportsNet Washington.

It will be Storen's first outing since he underwent surgery to remove the hook of hamate bone from his left hand back on March 13. Strasburg will also make his first appearance since suffering an ankle injury on March 20.


Nationals' Drew Storen has stitches removed from left hand


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Nationals right-handed pitcher Drew Storen had the stitches from his left hand removed on Wednesday, and pitched in a minor-league game in the morning without any reported, according to the Washington Post and MASN Sports. Storen underwent surgery to remove the hook of hamate bone from his left hand back on March 13. He has less than two weeks to be fully recovered for Opening Day.

Nats manager Williams: Drew Storen remains on track in his recovery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Nationals manager Matt Williams said right-handed pitcher Drew Storen threw again on Monday and remains on track in his recovery, according to the team's official website. On Friday, Storen underwent a surgical procedure on his left hand to remove the hook of hamate bone from his left hand. He's unable to catch return throws until he has stitches removed. He's expected to be ready for opening day.

Nationals' Drew Storen suffered hand injury during a hitting drill


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Nationals right-handed pitcher Drew Storen revealed that he suffered his hand injury earlier in the week while taking part of a hitting drill, per the Washington Post. He still managed to pitch on Wednesday despite the injury. On Friday, he underwent a surgical procedure on his left hand to remove the hook of hamate bone from his left hand. 

Nationals P Drew Storen has surgery on non-throwing hand


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Nationals manager Matt Williams said right-handed pitcher Drew Storen underwent a surgical procedure on his left hand to remove the hook of hamate bone from his left hand. 

The procedure isn't expected to keep him out for long. Williams said Storen should only miss two or three spring-training games. After the rest, Storen will resume his throwing program. 

Storen enjoyed the best season of his career in 2014, posting a 1.12 ERA in 65 appearances, even though he spent the majority of the year as a setup man instead of a closer. 


Nats, Drew Storen agree to $5.7 million deal for 2015 season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Nationals have signed closer Drew Storen to a $5.7 million deal in 2015, avoiding arbitration, per Comcast SportsNet Washington. The team also announced the signing, but did not reveal the terms of the deal.

Storen emerged as the team's closer in September due to Rafael Soriano's late-season struggles. He finished the year with 11 saves in 14 tries, a 1.12 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 56 1/3 innings of relief. With Tyler Clippard now in Oakland via trade, Storen should regain his status as the closer for 2015.

Nationals tender contracts to 10 players


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Nationals announced they tendered contracts to the following arbitration-eligible players: Jerry Blevins, Tyler Clippard, Ross Detwiler, Danny Espinosa, Doug Fister, Jose Lobaton, Wilson Ramos, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen and Stephen Strasburg.

Report: Nationals unlikely to pick up option on RP Soriano


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Nationals will probably decline to exercise their $14 million option on former closer Rafael Soriano, who saved 75 games over the past two seasons, the Washington Post reported.

Soriano performed well in the first half of this season before a collapse forced the team to replace him in that role with Drew Storen.