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51 Nathan Karns SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 11/25/1987 | Birthplace: Franklin, PA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 5/3 | Average Draft Position: 525.00
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Nathan Karns dominates Blue Jays in season debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Rays pitcher Nathan Karns dominated the Blue Jays in his first start of the season on Friday, limiting hitters to two hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven scoreless innings of a 1-0 victory.

Karns will make his next start Wednesday at home against the Yankees.

Nathan Karns tabbed to start Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Rays pitcher Nathan Karns has been named the starter for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

The team decided to shut Drew Smyly down for the season Tuesday, opening up a spot in the rotation. Karns, who hasn't pitched in the majors this season, owns a 5.08 ERA and 153:62 K:BB ratio in 145 1/3 innings with Triple-A Durham.


Rays considering SP options for Friday's doubleheader


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Rays manager Joe Maddon said starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) is not a candidate to start in Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Jake Odorizzi will start one game in the doubleheader, and Maddon added Nathan Karns and Alex Colome are the candidates to start the other game.

Rays option Nathan Karns


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) The Rays optioned pitcher Nathan Karns to Triple-A Durham, reports the Tampa Tribune. He had been called up before Sunday's game.

Nathan Karns gets the call


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) The Rays have called up pitcher Nathan Karns Sunday.

The team's bullpen have been overworked lately, and Karns will get a chance to provide some stability. The club designated Heath Bell for assignment to make room for Karns. In six starts at Triple-A, Karns has an 8.20 ERA.


Rays trio to pitch Saturday with rotation spot on line


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Rays rotation candidates Jake Odorizzi, Cesar Ramos and Erik Bedard will all pitch Saturday in outings that will help determine the fifth spot, per the Tampa Tribune. Joe Maddon said all three will receive one more assignment before a decision is made.

Nathan Karns is also in the running for the rotation spot. He and Odorizzi have had the strongest springs.


Rays send seven down to minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) The Rays announced several roster moves on Thursday.

The team optioned pitchers Nathan Karns, Kirby Yates, C.J. Riefenhauser and Jeff Beliveau, infielders Vince Belnome and Hak-Ju Lee, and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier to minor-league camp. The team also re-assigned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to minor-league camp.

Nathan Karns doing his best to win spot in Rays' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Rays starting pitcher Nathan Karns might be considered a dark-horse candidate for the final spot in the team's rotation, but he continues to make the decision tough on the coaching staff after another strong outing Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

After holding Toronto to one hit in two scoreless innings in his previous appearance, Karns made his first start of the spring Wednesday, holding Toronto to three hits and one walk in 3 1/3 scoreless innings. He had one strikeout.

Karns has not allowed a run in 6 1/3 innings, while giving up just four hits and two walks. He has three strikeouts.


Competition for final spot in Rays' rotation down to four pitchers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The competition for the final spot in the Rays' rotation is down to four candidates after Enny Romero and Alex Colome were optioned to the minors Saturday. Jake Odorizzi, Nathan Karns, Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos are the four remaining options for the last spot in the team's rotation.

"You look at each one individually," manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com. "Let's say Odorizzi. Here's a guy vying for a job and he's out there working on a new pitch (changeup). It's a beautiful thing. And now he's made some progress with that.

"Karns had a little bit of a setback the other day [general soreness]. He came back and was throwing the ball well, kept the ball down. And Bedard had a nice outing his last time out. Bedard's velocity came up a little bit. Odorizzi's developing this other pitch. And Karns is just kind of interesting the way he throws the ball hard and down. That's what I've focused on with all three."


Nathan Karns heading to Tampa


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) Nationals pitcher Nathan Karns has been told he's headed to Tampa Bay, according to The Washington Post.

Karns was rumored to be involved in a deal for catcher Jose Lobaton, so that could be the potential deal. There's no word at this time what the Rays would send to the Nationals. The 26-year-old Karns pitched 12 innings in the majors last season. He posted a 7.50 ERA.


Nationals ship out Nathan Karns


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) The Nationals are set to option Nathan Karns to Double-A Harrisburg Wednesday, in order to make room on the active roster for Ross Ohlendorf, who is Wednesday's starter.

Karns posted a 7.50 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in three starts, with six walks and 11 strikeouts in 12 innings. 

Manager Davey Johnson told The Washington Times that he likes Karns' stuff, but wants him to work on his command while back in the minors. 


Nathan Karns roughed up in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2013) Nationals pitcher Nathan Karns did not factor in the decision in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader against the Twins.

Karns allowed four runs in the second frame, including a two-run shot to Pedro Florimon. The right-hander surrendered four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two in three innings pitched.

Karns has yielded three runs or more in all three of his starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday at Cleveland.


Gio Gonzalez, Nathan Karns pushed back a day by rain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2013) The Nationals' game against the Mets Thursday was postponed due to rain, an outcome that likely works out well for the team's rotation plans. The Nationals needed a starter for Saturday's game against the Twins, but will instead simply push their starters back a day.

Gio Gonzalez will pitch Friday in the series opener, and Nathan Karns will take the mound Saturday. Ross Ohlendorf is now unlikely to be recalled to the big-league roster, as previously reported. 


Nathan Karns tagged for first loss


by Jeff Tobin | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2013) For the second straight start, Washington Nationals pitcher Nathan Karns couldn't make it out of the fifth inning Sunday in a 6-3 loss in Atlanta.

Karns, who made his MLB debut May 28 in a game where he pitched 4 1/3 innings, made it one out longer this time. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking one.

He's 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in his two starts. Karns has struck out nine and walked three. His WHIP is 1.67.

Karns' next scheduled start is June 8 against Minnesota.


Nathan Karns serves up two homers in MLB debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Nationals starting pitcher prospect Nathan Karns made his big-league debut Tuesday night against the Orioles.

Karns had a hard time keeping the ball in the park as he surrendered solo homers to Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy in the fourth inning. The right-hander was charged with three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings of work in a no-decision. He struck out three and walked one in a 9-3 victory.

Karns is expected to make one more start in the majors Sunday at Atlanta, before Ross Detwiler returns from the disabled list.

Nathan Karns officially gets the call


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) The Nationals officially recalled starting pitcher Nathan Karns from Double-A Harrisburg Tuesday, in time for his first major-league start. Karns was announced Monday as Tuesday's starter against the Orioles. He has a 4.60 ERA in 45 innings at Double-A prior to the call up. 

Nathan Karns set for Tuesday debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) Pitching prospect Nathan Karns will get the call to start Tuesday's game against the Orioles, the Nationals announced Monday. Karns will take Ross Detwiler's spot in the rotation for at least one turn.

Karns has been pitching in Double-A Harrisburg so far this season, posting a 4.60 ERA in 45 innings of work. 


Nathan Karns solid since rocky Double-A debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) Nationals starting pitcher prospect Nathan Karns has been outstanding since getting rocked in his season debut for Double-A Harrisburg. After allowing seven runs in 3 2/3 innings in a loss in his first start April 8, Karns has allowed three earned runs in his last four starts (2-0), lowering his ERA from 17.18 to 3.25.

Karns also had 13 strikeouts in a win April 20 and has 32 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings. He also hasn't allowed a home run in his last four starts after giving up two in his first outing. Karns is considered the Nationals' sixth-best prospect by MLB.com.


Nationals' Double-A affiliate loaded with talent


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2013) Double-A Harrisburg will open the season with nine of the Nationals' top 30 prospects on its roster, according to The Washington Post.

Among those nine prospects are the team's top three hitting prospects ranked by Baseball America. They are Anthony Rendon (No. 1), Brian Goodwin (No. 3) and Matt Skole (No. 4). They will be joined by pitcher prospect Nathan Karns (No. 5).


Nationals make second round of cuts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2013) The Nationals made their second round of cuts Thursday, starting with optioning outfielder Eury Perez to Triple-A Syracuse. They also sent Nathan Karns, Sandy Leon and Anthony Rendon to Double-A Harrisburg, while reassigningPatrick McCoy, Will Rhymes and Matt Skole to minor-league camp.

Nathan Karns slated to open at Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2013) The Nationals reassigned pitcher prospect Nathan Karns to minor-league camp Thursday. Karns had made three spring appearances, posting a 2.45 ERA in 3 2/3 innings before being sidelined by tightness in his right leg.

MASNsports.com reports the Nationals had a specialist look at an MRI and X-rays on Karns' leg, and the team feels he will be fine. Karns, who is considered a top-10 prospect in the Nationals' organization by Baseball America (fifth) and MLB.com (sixth), is expected to open the season at Double-A Harrisburg. 

"He was impressive before he even threw off the mound," manager Davey Johnson said. "We were very high on Mr. Karns. He's had (the leg issue) before. It's in [the groin area] when he pushes off. It comes and goes usually in the spring. It's something we're concerned about but he's not concerned about. He's going down in a good spot at Double-A. I told him just to keep doing the things he's doing. He's high on our list. We'll be certainly following his progress."


Karns fazed by leg issue


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2013) Nationals pitching prospect Nathan Karns has been shut down due to tightness in his upper right leg and will have an X-ray to determine the cause of the issue, MLB.com reports. Karns, who is considered the team's sixth-best prospect in the organization, has been dealing with the tightness since March 2. "[The injury] is a distraction right now for me," Karns said last Friday. "It's something that I feel every pitch. I'm out there not fully committed to the pitch. It's in the back of my mind. I don't know what's going on with it."