(5/10/2009) The Atlanta Braves signed pitcher Tony Armas to a minor league contract Wednesday.
Mets say goodbye to Armas, Spivey
(3/31/2009) The Mets released SP Tony Armas Jr. and INF Junior Spivey on Tuesday.
RHP Armas sent to minor-league camp
(3/15/2009) The Mets reassigned RHP Tony Armas to minor-league camp Sunday.
Armas settles visa, reports to camp
(3/10/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: RHP Tony Armas Jr., whose arrival was delayed by visa problems for a second consecutive spring training, reported to camp. Armas is expected to open the season at Triple-A Buffalo.
Mets will give Armas another look
(1/29/2009) The Mets signed SP Tony Armas to a minor-league deal Thursday. He made three appearances for the Mets last season before having hernia surgery at the end of the season.
(8/10/2008) The Mets transferred SP Tony Armas (hernia surgery) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL on Saturday. Armas had season-ending surgery.
SP Armas transferred to 60-day DL
(8/10/2008) The Mets transferred SP Tony Armas (strained abdominal) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL on Saturday.
Mets place Armas on 15-day DL
(7/9/2008) The Mets placed right-hander Tony Armas Jr. on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained abdominal muscle. New York recalled right-hander Carlos Muniz from Triple-A New Orleans to take Armas' roster spot.
Armas wins after recall Tuesday
(7/2/2008)Tony Armas won his season debut after a minor league callup in the New York Mets' 7-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Rick Ankiel's 16th homer gave the Cardinals the lead 2-0 lead in the first and Skip Schumaker's RBI double in the second made it 3-1. Armas then settled down and didn't allow another run until the sixth, and by then the Mets had built a 7-4 lead. Armas was charged with eight hits and four runs. He walked one and struck out three.
Armas to pitch Tuesday for Mets
(7/1/2008) The New York Mets purchased the contract of right-hander Tony Armas from Triple-A New Orleans on Monday night with plans to plug him into a rotation opening on Tuesday. The Mets needed an extra arm after playing a two-ballpark doubleheader against the Yankees on Friday. Mike Pelfrey was next in the rotation but he would've been pitching on three days' rest, so the Mets opted to go with 13 pitchers for the time being. Infielder Andy Phillips, batting .154 in 26 at-bats with four RBIs, was designated for assignment. The Mets claimed Phillips off waivers from Cincinnati last week.
(2/11/2008) Pirates SP Tony Armas agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets on Monday. Armas was 4-5 with a 6.03 ERA in 15 starts and 16 relief appearances last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing 111 hits in 97 innings, striking out 73 and walking 38. The son of All-Star outfielder Tony Armas, he is 52-65 with a 4.62 ERA in nine major league seasons.
Armas among Pirates' FAs to file
(11/9/2007) Pirates pitchers Tony Armas and Shawn Chacon filed for free agency.
Tony Armas could be an option
(9/20/2007) RHP Ian Snell said he felt soreness in his pitching arm, he didn't specify exactly where, and asked to be taken out of the game after the seventh inning against San Diego Wednesday night. He had held the Padres to two runs, one earned, and four hits.
Armas has solid outing
(9/11/2007) Tony Armas pitched six sharp innings a day after Milwaukee hit six home runs Monday night. He allowed three singles in shutting down the Brewers for his fourth victory in five career decisions against them. Armas struck out three and walked none. "You're seeing a very confident pitcher right now and a pitcher who's very comfortable with his pitches," Pirates manager Jim Tracy said. "He kept them off stride. They didn't get too many good swings against him."
Armas notches win vs. Cards
(9/6/2007) Pirates SP Tony Armas was victorious Wednesday against the Cardinals after allowing five hits and two runs in six innings. He walked two and struck out five. Armas has worked six innings in four of seven starts since returning to the Pirates' rotation on Aug. 1. He was 0-2 while allowing 18 earned runs in 18 innings in his previous four outings.
Armas keeps rotation spot
(9/5/2007) The Pirates filled two rotation vacancies with RHP Tony Armas going on Wednesday and RHP Bryan Bullington making his first career start Thursday. Bullington was the No. 1 overall pick in 2002. RHP John Van Benschoten, also among the September callups, was not under consideration because threw more than 100 pitches in a start on Sunday. For now he'll be used in the bullpen, although manager Jim Tracy said he would not use him in the middle of innings because he's been starting in the minors.
Armas loses to Brewers
(8/31/2007) Pirates SP Tony Armas remained winless in four starts after Friday's loss to the Brewers. He allowed four hits and three runs in six innings. He walked two and struck out five. Armas has allowed three or more runs in his last five starts.
Armas struggles again Sunday
(8/26/2007) Pirates SP Tony Armas pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk during Sunday's no-decision against the Astros. He struck out three. Armas is winless in his last three starts (0-1) while allowing four or more runs in each outing.
Armas gets roughed up again
(8/22/2007) Tony Armas gave up seven runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out four Tuesday. "Tony was good for the first couple of innings," Pirates manager Jim Tracy said. "We got the home run and Tony started to lose the strike zone a little and ran himself into some deep counts."
(8/16/2007) Pirates SP Tony Armas failed to make it out of the third inning during Thursday's start against the Mets. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, five walks and five runs. He struck out two. Armas came into the game riding a two-game winning streak.
Armas likely solidifies rotation job
(8/11/2007) Tony Armas might have shown enough in six effective innings Saturday against the Giants to keep himself in the rotation after winning his second straight start. The pitcher drove in a run, too. Armas allowed six hits, three runs and one walk while striking out two. He has allowed a total of 10 hits and four runs in 12 1/3 innings during his two wins.
Armas will be skipped until Sat.
(8/5/2007) After Sunday's rainout, Pirates No. 5 starter Tony Armas will be skipped in the rotation, meaning Matt Morris will still face the team that traded him Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants, in only his second start for Pittsburgh on Friday. Rookie Shane Youman will make a spot start during a doubleheader in Pittsburgh against the Giants Aug. 13. He was removed from the rotation when the Pirates acquired Morris.
Armas remains in rotation
(8/4/2007) No. 5 starter Tony Armas won't be taken out of the rotation despite the addition of RHP Matt Morris and will start Wednesday at Arizona. Armas limited the Cardinals to one run in 6 1/3 innings on Wednesday night, his first start since May 17.
Armas' two-start week in jeopardy
(8/3/2007) Manager Jim Tracy would not commit to who would hold onto the fifth starter spot now that Morris has joined the team. RHP Tony Armas had a solid outing Wednesday and LHP Shane Youman allowed three runs in five innings on Thursday, and Tracy indicated one would be removed from the rotation and join the bullpen.
Armas ends 10-month winless drought
(8/1/2007) Tony Armas won as a starter for the first time in more than 10 months to carry the Pirates past St. Louis 15-1 Wednesday night. Armas (1-3) became only the second Pirates pitcher to win since the All-Star break, limiting the Cardinals to Aaron Miles' first home run over 6 1/3 innings for his first victory since signing with Pittsburgh last winter. Armas, in his first start since May 17, hadn't won since beating the Mets while with Washington on Sept. 24, 2006. The right-hander gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one in easily his best start this season.
Armas might be replaced
(7/31/2007) The San Francisco Giants traded RHP Matt Morris for 26-year-old center fielder OF Rajai Davis and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday.
Armas to join rotation
(7/28/2007) The Pittsburgh Pirates sent John Van Benschoten to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, a day after the right-hander lost his fifth straight decision. The Pirates plan to make a roster move Sunday to replace Van Benschoten. Tony Armas Jr. will take his spot in the rotation and start Wednesday night against St. Louis.
Armas fulfilling contract obligations
(7/26/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Pirates RP Tony Armas, at last, is starting to earn his $3 million salary. He pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday night when forced into emergency relief duty after Tom Gorzelanny was removed in the third inning because of shoulder stiffness. Armas, bounced from the starting rotation in May, has made five consecutive scoreless relief appearances covering 10 1/3 innings, allowing only two hits and striking out nine in that span.
Armas stinking it up in relief
(7/5/2007) Ousted starter Tony Armas has a 10.24 ERA as a reliever.
Armas not used much in relief
(6/9/2007) Since being removed from the starting rotation after a start May 17, the Pirates have only used Tony Armas three times in a relief role. He has pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief during that span, allowing two hits and one earned run. He also has two strikeouts.
Armas looks solid in relief
(5/24/2007) Tony Armas worked a perfect eighth against the top of the Cardinals' order Tuesday in his first career relief appearance. "In just the brief look that we got, I've got to tell you I saw a little bit better life in the hitting area," manager Jim Tracy said. "I saw a couple of fastballs that got popped up that earlier would have been centered and hit on a line."
Armas taken out of rotation
(5/18/2007) According to MLB.com, the Pirates announced before Friday's game against the Diamondbacks that Tony Armas has been removed from the team's rotation. He will now work out of the bullpen as a long relief option.
Armas lifted after three innings
(5/17/2007) Pittsburgh SP Tony Armas took to the mound Thursday against the Marlins in what could be his last start and he didn't last very long. After Miguel Cabrera's RBI double in the third scored Hanley Ramirez to make it 2-1, Armas was pulled for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the inning. He allowed two runs on three hits with three walks and a hit batter in three innings. Pirates manager Jim Tracy said earlier in the week that Armas' spot in the rotation was on the line in this outing. His ERA dropped from 8.76 to 8.46.
Armas gets one more shot
(5/15/2007) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Tony Armas will make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Marlins, but he will be out of the rotation if he doesn't show improvement, according to manager Jim Tracy. "I don't think that anything I told him was going to surprise him," Tracy said. "He should know -- he has to know -- that he's not going to stay in the rotation with an ERA close to 9.00 ... Let's see what happens Thursday."
Armas skating on thin ice
(5/15/2007) RHP Tony Armas Jr. (0-3, 8.76 ERA in six starts) faces a likely make-or-break start Thursday against the Marlins. He met Monday with manager Jim Tracy and was told he must be more consistent.
Armas' struggles opens door
(5/14/2007) With RHP Tony Armas (0-3, 8.76 ERA) winless in six starts, the Pirates have two options available at Triple-A Indianapolis in RHP John Van Benschoten (3-2, 1.82 ERA) and RHP Bryan Bullington (5-1, 1.90), the former No. 1 draft pick who has pitched only one game in the majors. Van Benschoten is regaining his form after missing all but five games over the last two seasons because of shoulder problems. Manager Jim Tracy isn't ready to say if Armas will make his next start as scheduled.
Tony Armas remains winlesss
(5/12/2007) Pirates starter Tony Armas (0-3) failed to win for the seventh start in a row, giving up five runs -- four earned -- in two-plus innings Saturday vs. Atlanta.
Armas doesn't figure in Sunday
(5/6/2007) Tony Armas Jr. allowed four runs -- three earned -- and six hits in five innings in Sunday's game at Milwaukee. He struck out six and walked two batters, but he did not figure into the decision.
Pirates blow Armas' lead
(5/2/2007) Tony Armas began Tuesday's game with an 11.57 ERA to Lilly's 2.18, but limited the Cubs to two runs in six innings -- solo homers by Alfonso Soriano on his third pitch of the game and Jacque Jones in the second. Armas left with a 5-2 lead, but the usually reliable Pirates bullpen couldn't hold it in the seventh.
Tony Armas gets no decision
(4/26/2007) Pirates starter Tony Armas allowed just onerun over five innings Thursday afternoon vs. Houston, but did not factor in the final decision. He scattered six hits over the five innings and gave up four walks while striking out four.
Tony Armas doesn't last long
(4/21/2007) Pirates pitcher Tony Armas allowed eight runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings Friday at the Dodgers, walked two and struck out none in his first outing since April 7.
Armas deals with No. 5 treatment
(4/17/2007) RHP Tony Armas, the fifth starter, made his lone start April 7 due to rainouts and days off and was available for relief duty early in the week. His next start is Friday at Los Angeles. The team has compensated for the layoff with long side sessions. "Tony's a veteran guy and he understands the situation," manager Jim Tracy said. "You can get bounced around like that."
Rain messes up Pirates' rotation
(4/15/2007) Steady rain and a forecast calling for wintry weather later in the day caused the Pirates to call off their scheduled doubleheader against the Giants on Sunday. The Pirates will likely open with Ian Snell in St. Louis with No. 5 SP Tony Armas possibly Tuesday -- if he is not moved to the back of the rotation. Tom Gorzelanny, Paul Maholm and Zach Duke will follow.
Giants-Pirates game postponed
(4/14/2007) The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates game scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to rain. The game was rescheduled as part of a Sunday doubleheader starting at 1:35 p.m. Barry Zito was slated to oppose Tony Armas Jr. on Saturday. Both pitchers will take the hill Sunday, but not against each other. Pirates SP Ian Snell (0-1, 2.08 ERA) will now oppose Zito (0-2, 8.18) in Game 1. In Game 2, Armas (0-1, 13.50) will start against Giants SP Matt Cain (0-1, 2.77). Cain and Snell were both expected to pitch Sunday before the doubleheader was scheduled.
(4/9/2007) With a day off Thursday, the Pirates could elect to move No. 5 starter Tony Armas back in the rotation, which means he wouldn't get a start this week.
Armas hit hard in Cincinnati
(4/7/2007) Tony Armas, signed as a free agent in the offseason, gave up eight hits and six runs in four innings of his Pirates debut at the Reds Saturday. He walked five, and the Reds stole four bases off of him.
Armas' start moved up a day
(4/4/2007) According to MLB.com, Pirates SP Zach Duke will have his next scheduled start pushed back from Saturday to Sunday as a result of a cracked finger nail on the middle finger of his pitching hand. He will now pitch the series finale at Cincinnati, changing places with Tony Armas, who will go against the Reds on Saturday. "He has a little crack in his nail," Pirates manager Jim Tracy said. "He was supposed to throw a bullpen today (Wednesday), but rather than irritate that, we're not going to (have him) throw in the bullpen obviously. (He'll) get the day off (Thursday), throw the bullpen on Friday and pitch on Sunday."
Armas wins spring start Tues.
(3/27/2007) Tony Armas, who became a free agent after pitching for Washington last season, got the win in Tuesday's spring start against the Red Sox, allowing two runs and five hits with six strikeouts and a walk in 5 2/3 innings. "He wasn't what he was in some previous starts this spring, but when a guy goes out there and pitches into the sixth, battles and makes pitches when he has to, that's what you love to see," Pirates manager Jim Tracy said.
Pirates set pitching rotation
(3/26/2007) MLB.com reports that the Pirates have set their pitching rotation for 2007: Zach Duke will start on opening day at Houston, and will be followed by Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny. Paul Maholm will work next at Cincinnati, with Tony Armas being named the No. 5 starter but not getting in the game until the Pirates' sixth contest as Duke will pitch again before him. Snell will then start the team's home opener. As a result, Shawn Chacon has been moved to the bullpen.
Armas locks down No. 4 rotation spot
(3/24/2007) The Pirates' pitching staff was all but set when camp opened with left-handers Zach Duke, Paul Maholm and Tom Gorzelanny, right-hander Ian Snell and one of two right-handers, Tony Armas or Shawn Chacon. Armas appears to have won the No. 4 starter's job, with Chacon going to the bullpen as a long reliever and Gorzelanny being the No. 5 starter. Gorzelanny will stay in the rotation despite having a rough spring, going 0-1 with a 9.60 ERA, walking 11 and giving up 17 hits in 15 innings.
Armas gives up two runs
(3/22/2007) Pittsburgh starter Tony Armas allowed two runs, four hits and three walks in five innings against Toronto Thursday. He is competing with Shawn Chacon and Sean Burnett for the fifth spot in the rotation. "He threw the ball very well," manager Jim Tracy said. "What I liked the best about it is he threw a lot of strikes. He has a real good pace about him. He keeps the defense on its toes, and he keeps the game moving."
Armas strikes out three Twins
(3/17/2007) Pittsburgh starter Tony Armas (1-1) gave up two home runs as he allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings with one walk and three strikeouts against the Twins Saturday.
Armas pitches well Monday
(3/12/2007) Tony Armas, who is competing for the last spot in the Pirates' rotation, allowed one run on one hit in four innings against the Indians Monday. "The biggest thing is it's the first time in three years my arm actually feels good," said Armas, who has had several injuries since breaking into the majors with Montreal in 1999. "I'm not worrying about pain, just throwing strikes and locating my pitches. Everything has been very good."
Pirates' Armas competes with Chacon
(3/11/2007) Tony Armas Jr. wants to settle in with the Pirates and avoid the numerous injuries that have dogged him repeatedly and limited his effectiveness during eight major league seasons. Armas, who turns 29 next month, is 48-60 with a 4.45 ERA in 151 career starts. "I'm looking forward to seeing what happens after spring training, and I'm happy to be out there every five days," said Armas, whose main competition for a spot in the rotation appears to be Shawn Chacon.
Armas goes for three innings
(3/7/2007) Pirates SP Tony Armas pitched three innings during Wednesday's spring game against the Twins. He allowed three hits and one earned run, while striking out one. Armas has been solid in five innings of work this spring. He has just allowed three hits and one run. He has a 1.80 ERA.
Armas still the favorite for No. 5 job
(2/25/2007) Pirates RHP Tony Armas was four days late reporting to camp because of visa problems in his native Venezuela. However, that shouldn't detract from him being the favorite to beat out RHP Shawn Chacon for the fifth starter's job.
Armas finally reports to camp
(2/20/2007) Tony Armas Jr., delayed four days by visa problems, was one of a dozen pitchers who made bullpen sessions.
Armas Jr. still not in camp
(2/16/2007) Pirates pitchers Tony Armas Jr., Romulo Sanchez and Serguey Linares have not reported to spring training as of Friday because of difficulty securing U.S. work visas. Armas and Sanchez are in Venezuela, Linares is in the Dominican Republic. Pirates GM Dave Littlefield offered no timetable for their arrival.
Pirates add Armas to rotation mix
(2/1/2007) The Pirates ended their long search for a right-handed starter Thursday, agreeing to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with Tony Armas Jr. The 28-year-old Armas was 9-12 with a 5.03 ERA in 30 starts with the Nationals last season.
Pirates have interest in Armas
(1/31/2007) RHP Tony Armas Jr., the youngest starter remaining on the free agent market, was drawing interest from the Pirates as they look to balance a rotation that figures to begin the season with three left-handers. Armas, 28, was 9-12 with a 5.03 ERA in 30 starts for Washington last season. He has always intrigued baseball people with his raw ability, though he has been beset by injury problems throughout his eight-year career.
Ohka among FA pitchers to file
(10/30/2006) The following pitchers have filed for free agency through Sunday: Tony Armas, Joe Borowski, Roger Clemens, Octavio Dotel, Adam Eaton, Alan Embree, Shawn Estes, Jesse Foppert, Aaron Fultz, Matt Herges, Orlando Hernandez, Jason Johnson, Ray King, Brian Lawrence, Ted Lilly, Steve Kline, Gil Meche, Tom Martin, Brian Moehler, Tomo Ohka, Russ Ortiz, David Riske, J.C. Romero, Rudy Seanez, Jason Schmidt, Justin Speier, Mike Stanton, Steve Trachsel, David Weathers, Rick White, Randy Wolf and Kerry Wood.
Armas Jr. goes five innings
(9/29/2006) SP Tony Armas Jr. pitched five innings Friday night against the Mets giving up four hits and two earned runs. He struck out five and walked three.
Armas wins ninth start
(9/25/2006) Tony Armas Jr. (9-12) won for the first time in seven starts to lead the visiting Nationals to the victory at N.Y. Mets Sunday.
Armas loses another start
(9/19/2006) Tony Armas fell to 0-4 in his last six starts Monday against Atlanta. He allowed three runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings.
Armas a two-start sleeper
(9/17/2006) Manager Frank Robinson said LHP Michael O'Connor will start Sunday against Milwaukee, taking the spot of Billy Traber, who will move to the bullpen. The Nationals also set the rotation for next week's series against the Atlanta Braves. Tony Armas will start Monday, followed by Beltran Perez on Tuesday and Ramon Ortiz on Wednesday.
Tony Armas takes loss
(9/14/2006) Tony Armas (8-11) failed to make it four innings for the seventh time in 14 starts on Wednesday in a loss at Arizona. He allowed four runs and six hits in 3 1/3, striking out two and walking three.
Tony Armas Jr. walks seven
(9/9/2006) Tony Armas Jr. went 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs -- three earned -- on five hits while walking a season-high seven in a no-decision on Friday at Colorado.
Nats to keep Armas pitching
(9/8/2006) Manager Frank Robinson said RHP Pedro Astacio, RHP Ramon Ortiz and RHP Tony Armas won't be shut down early, but will make all of their starts.
No-decision for Armas Jr.
(9/3/2006) Nationals starter Tony Armas Jr. gave up three runs, four hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision on Sunday against Arizona.
(8/29/2006) Tony Armas lasted 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday's start against the Phillies, allowing five runs and eight hits as he fell to 8-10.
Marlins have Armas' number
(8/24/2006) Tony Armas, Jr. (8-9) lasted only 1 2/3 innings for Washington, giving up eight runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in a loss on Wednesday. It was his shortest outing of the season and his third loss in three decisions against Florida. He is 3-12 with a 5.98 ERA in his career against the Marlins. "I don't know, I think they've got something against me," Armas said. "They've been tough on me."
Marlins have Armas' number
(8/23/2006) RHP Tony Armas Jr., Wednesday's scheduled starter, has a 3-10 career record against Florida with a 5.54 ERA. His 47-56 career record includes just four wins in August.
Tony Armas picks up win
(8/19/2006) Tony Armas (8-8) gave up three runs and six hits to win for the first time since July 23 on Friday at Philadelphia. He lost three consecutive starts, but got a no-decision when he didn't allow an earned run in seven innings in a loss to the Mets last Sunday.
Armas Jr. throws seven solid
(8/13/2006) Tony Armas Jr. allowed only one unearned run on two hits over seven solid innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Mets. He struck out five and only walked one while lowering his ERA to 4.72.
Armas pitches well, gets no love
(8/13/2006) Tony Armas Jr. allowed just two hits and one earned run over seven innings Sunday vs. the N.Y. Mets. He struck out five and walked one in the outing, but did not get a decision.
Armas Jr. hurt by defense
(8/8/2006) Washington starter Tony Armas Jr. was hurt by some bad defense: The Nationals made three errors while he was in the game, and two led to unearned runs, on Tuesday in a loss against Florida. Armas allowed a total of four runs on nine hits and two walks, leaving after throwing 104 pitches -- only 59 for strikes -- over six innings.
Tony Armas drops another
(8/2/2006) Tony Armas (7-7) lost for the fourth time in five starts on Wednesday at San Francisco. Armas failed to go four innings for the second straight start, allowing six runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one.
Armas pounded in Friday's start
(7/29/2006) Tony Armas allowed six earned runs and seven hits in just three innings in Friday's start at L.A. Dodgers. He also walked just one and struck out two as he fell to 7-6.
Armas Jr. goes seven strong
(7/23/2006) Tony Armas Jr. pitched seven strong innings for his first win since June 4 and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 Sunday to complete their first home sweep of the season. Armas (7-5) allowed only one run, three hits and put together five 1-2-3 innings.
Armas allows four runs
(7/17/2006) Tony Armas Jr. (6-5) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings on Monday at Florida. He walked two and struck out four. Armas was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated from the 15-day DL earlier Monday. The 28-year-old Armas, who had a strained right forearm, threw 92 pitches before being relieved by Micah Bowie.
Nats call up Armas
(7/17/2006) The Washington Nationals recalled RHP Tony Armas Jr. (forearm) and they reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list Monday. The team also designated Matthew LeCroy for assignment.
Armas to be two-start pitcher
(7/16/2006) Manager Frank Robinson said Tony Armas Jr. (forearm) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list and get the start on Monday at Florida.
Tony Armas starts rehab
(7/6/2006) Tony Armas allowed two runs on three hits with four Ks over 2 1/3 innings in a rehab start in Double-A on Wednesday night.
Armas will make rehab start
(7/5/2006) Nats RHP Tony Armas Jr. will make a rehab start at Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday. Armas, out with a strained right forearm, is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list July 5, but the Nationals want him to make at least one minor league start before returning to the rotation. Armas will be limited to about 50 pitches Wednesday.
Armas expects to go July 5
(7/2/2006) Tony Armas said that he expects to come off the DL when eligible on July 5. He has been sidelined since June 20 with a strained right forearm.
Armas lands on 15-day DL
(6/23/2006) The Washington Nationals activated right-hander John Patterson from the 15-day disabled list and made him their starting pitcher in Friday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles. To make room for Patterson on the 25-man roster, the Nationals placed right-hander Tony Armas Jr. on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a right forearm strain. Patterson spent 62-days on the DL with a right forearm strain.
Armas has forearm inflammation
(6/21/2006) Washington right-hander Tony Armas Jr. has inflammation in his pitching forearm and will be re-evaluated after he rests for three days. Results of an MRI were announced Wednesday, two days after he struggled in a 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He allowed four runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings as his record dropped to 6-4 while his ERA increased to 4.44
Armas sent home for MRI
(6/21/2006) Nationals RHP Tony Armas Jr. was sent home to Washington on Tuesday to undergo an MRI on his right forearm. Armas, who has failed to make it out of the fourth inning each of his last two starts, complained of some soreness following Monday's loss in Boston. The club looks at the MRI as strictly precautionary, but given his injury history, didn't want to take any chances.
Armas showing his ugly side
(6/20/2006) Tony Armas Jr. has looked like a different pitcher over the last two weeks, and that's not good news for the Nationals. On June 4, Armas was 6-3 with a 3.34 ERA. In three starts since, he's given up 14 runs and twice has been unable to make it out of the fourth inning, raising his ERA to 4.44. Armas has routinely been falling behind hitters, raising his pitch count and making it difficult for him to last deep into games. "He threw a lot of balls and was not getting ahead of hitters and was not getting deep into the game," manager Frank Robinson said following Monday's loss. "In other words, I am concerned about him."
T. Armas picks up loss No. 4
(6/19/2006) Washington's Tony Armas (6-4) gave up four runs and eight hits with two walks in 3 2/3 innings to take a loss on Monday at Boston. He has given up 11 runs in his last 6 2/3 innings and hasn't won in three starts since June 4.
Armas losing his 2nd start?
(6/19/2006) RHP John Patterson is slated to return to the rotation Friday at Baltimore, more than two months after his past appearance for the Nationals. His return pushes Ramon Ortiz to Saturday and Michael O'Connor to Sunday, perhaps. Tony Armas is now unlikely to be a two-start pitcher.
Armas has worst start of season
(6/14/2006) Washington starter Tony Armas had his worst start of the season, allowing six hits, three walks and seven runs in three innings on Wednesday against the Rockies. He left with two runners on base and none out in the fourth.
Armas gets no decision Friday
(6/10/2006) Tony Armas allowed three earned runs on six hits in five innings against Philadelphia Friday.
Tony Armas wins game No. 6
(6/4/2006) Tony Armas (6-3) allowed one unearned run and two hits in six innings on Sunday at Milwaukee. He retired the first nine Brewers -- three on strikeouts -- and 13 of the first 14 to help send Milwaukee to its eighth straight loss.
(5/31/2006) Nats SP Tony Armas, who had been pitching very well, allowed four earned runs through 6 1/3 innings Tuesday at Philadelphia in a 4-2 loss. He walked two and scattered five hits, striking out five and allowing a three-run poke by Bobby Abreu.
Armas gets two starts this week
(5/30/2006) Nationals RHP Shawn Hill's next turn in the rotation will be skipped over. Though Hill impressed in his season debut Saturday against the Dodgers, his next turn would fall on Thursday (an off day for the Nationals) and the club doesn't want to disrupt its entire rotation schedule by pushing everyone back a day. RHP Ramon Ortiz will start Friday in Milwaukee, followed by LHP Mike O'Connor and RHP Tony Armas Jr.
Armas shaky in win vs. Astros
(5/25/2006) Nationals starter Tony Armas Jr., who has been the most reliable arm for Washington so far this season, gave up four ER, three walks and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings of work Thursday vs. Houston. Armas did strike out six in the win.
Tony Armas goes five innings
(5/20/2006) Nationals starter Tony Armas went five innings, giving up three runs - two earned - and seven hits in a no-decision on Saturday vs. Baltimore. He walked a season-high five and struck out one.
Armas coasts to victory
(5/14/2006) Tony Armas pitched three-hit ball over seven innings in an 8-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. He dominated a team that scored 14 runs while winning the first two games of the series. He gave up three singles, struck out six and escaped his only serious jam by striking out Chipper Jones with the bases loaded in the third.
Tony Armas posts QS, win
(5/9/2006) Armas allowed just one earned run, two hits and a walk in six innings in Tuesday's game at Cincinnati to pick up a win. He also struck out four batters in the quality start, as he improved to 3-2 while lowering his ERA to 3.58.
Armas can't make it through three
(5/4/2006) Tony Armas was yanked with one out in the third inning against Florida Wednesday. He gave up five hits -- including two homers -- hit two batters and threw a wild pitch. "I let my team down," Armas said. "The offense and bullpen did their job, and I wasn't able to do my job."
Armas gets a win in the Lou
(4/29/2006) Tony Armas allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks in six innings at St. Louis on Friday to even his record at 2-2. "It was awesome," Armas said. "Everything came together: hitting, pitching, everything. It's great just to win a game and hopefully it's the beginning."
Armas allowed only three hits
(4/24/2006) Tony Armas allowed only three hits and no runs through 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision on Sunday vs. Atlanta. He picked up five Ks in the ballgame.
Armas won't be pushed back
(4/22/2006) Tony Armas (1-2, 3.71 ERA) will make his scheduled start Sunday against John Thomson (0-0, 1.23) despite a rainout on Saturday. Nationals manager Frank Robinson chose to skip Ramon Ortiz's start to keep Armas, who's coming off shoulder surgery, on regular rest. "I just felt like it's better for him to stay in his regular turn, and that way everybody else stays in their regular turn," Robinson said. "Ramon can go down to the bullpen and help us out there if needed until his turn comes up again."
Tony Armas beats Phillies
(4/19/2006) Tony Armas (1-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in six effective innings, helping Washington top the Philadelphia Phillies 10-3 on Tuesday night.
Tony Armas takes loss No. 2
(4/12/2006) Tony Armas allowed eight hits and two runs in six innings, picking up his second loss on Wednesday vs. the Mets.
Tony Armas loses season debut
(4/8/2006) Tony Armas, making his first start since shoulder surgery in September, gave up four hits in five innings. Nationals manager Frank Robinson said he got all he could out of his starter. "It was a very good effort on his part," Robinson said. "He threw very well, nice and loose. I did not want him to go another inning because I have to be very careful with him right now."
Armas now No. 4 starter
(4/3/2006) Because of the injury to No. 3 starter Pedro Astacio, the Nationals will bump up Ramon Ortiz and Tony Armas a day in the rotation, making them the Nos. 3 and 4 starters for the next couple of weeks. The Nationals will have to choose a new fifth starter before his turn comes up April 9, but it's likely to be either right-hander Ryan Drese or lefty Billy Traber.
Armas gives up five runs
(3/31/2006) Against Atlanta Thursday, Tony Armas gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. He left after allowing minor leaguer Diory Hernandez's two-run double to the gap in right; both runners reached on walks. It was only Armas' third start for Washington this spring; he represented Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic. "I would have liked for him to be a little better out there, a little sharper, and gotten the hitters out a little easier," manager Frank Robinson said. "But things weren't there." Armas said he made just one mistake Thursday: a hanging slider that Brian Jordan hit for a triple leading off the third. "You would like to have better results. But I'm going into the season healthy," Armas said. "I'm not far, actually. The control is pretty good. I'm just missing by a little bit."
Armas gives up four runs Saturday
(3/25/2006) Tony Armas started Saturday vs. Detroit and gave up four runs on five hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings.
Armas Jr. makes Grapefruit debut
(3/20/2006) Tony Armas Jr. made his Grapefruit League debut for Washington Monday after returning from the WBC. Armas allowed one hit in three scoreless innings.
Armas to start vs. Dodgers
(3/20/2006) RHP Tony Armas Jr. is scheduled to make his first official spring training start Monday night against the Dodgers. Armas, coming off right shoulder surgery, had spent two weeks away from camp pitching for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. He rejoined the Nationals last week and pitched in a minor league intrasquad game. Projected as one of the members of Washington's starting rotation, Armas needs to catch up to the rest of the staff over the next two weeks.
Armas Jr. returns from WBC
(3/16/2006) Nationals Tony Armas Jr. returned Wednesday after a stint with Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. He pitched on his first day back against a minor league intrasquad scrimmage. Armas threw three innings.
Armas to rejoin team
(3/16/2006) RHP Tony Armas Jr. was due to rejoin the Nationals on Wednesday, one day after his Venezuelan national team was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. Armas, projected to make Washington's rotation, is going to have to catch up to the rest of his staffmates. He'll likely make one start with the minor-leaguers to build up his pitch count, then join the major league rotation after that.
Nats concerned with Armas's inactivity
(3/13/2006) The Nationals have some concerns about the lack of work their pitchers are getting in the World Baseball Classic so far. SP Tony Armas Jr. (Venezuela) has thrown only 16 pitches. "We would like to have seen them get a little more use out there, especially Armas," manager Frank Robinson said.
Armas scratched from slated start
(3/1/2006) Tony Armas Jr., a member of the Venezuelan team in the WBC, was scratched from his slated start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday because he has to report to his national team.
Armas' rotation chances improve
(2/25/2006) Livan Hernandez and John Patterson have locked up starting spots for the Nats, while Tony Armas Jr., Ramon Ortiz, Ryan Drese and Jon Rauch will battle for the three remaining spots. Brian Lawrence (shoulder) has a torn labrum and is out until at the least the All-Star break, opening up at least one spot.
Armas Jr. ready to meet expectations
(2/22/2006) Nationals RHP Tony Armas Jr. has never lived up to his potential in six major league seasons, in large part because of his never-ending battles with shoulder injuries. But after undergoing surgery this winter, Armas is reportedly in tip-top shape and primed to make a strong comeback. The Nationals could sure use him because they desperately need a reliable No. 3 starter behind Livan Hernandez and John Patterson.
Nationals give Armas one-year deal
(1/2/2006) Tony Armas Jr. agreed to one-year deal Thursday with the Washington Nationals. Armas, who will earn $2.1 million, went 7-7 with a 4.97 ERA for Washington in 2005, going 0-2 with a 9.75 ERA in his last three starts. His final appearance came on Sept. 1, and he later had surgery on his throwing shoulder.
(12/8/2005) Washington offered arbitration to pitchers Tony Armas Jr. and Joey Eischen. Players who became free agents and weren't offered arbitration cannot re-sign with their former clubs until May 1. Those offered arbitration have until Dec. 19 to accept and can re-sign through Jan. 8.
Armas hopes to be OK for spring
(9/29/2005) RHP Tony Armas Jr. had right shoulder surgery Wednesday and will need a recovery period of 6-8 eight weeks. Armas was 7-7 with a 4.97 ERA in 19 starts this season before being put on the DL on Sept. 17.
Armas to have surgery Wednesday
(9/24/2005) Nationals right-hander Tony Armas Jr. is to have arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder Wednesday. "His arm wasn't right a lot of the season. Hopefully he can get this corrected once and for all. It's been three years now," Nationals manager Frank Robinson said Friday.
RHP Armas might need surgery
(9/19/2005) Tony Armas has been placed on the 60-day DL and is out for the season. He had to shut it down after a failed bullpen season. The offseason free agent might need surgery, according to MLB.com.
Armas likely out for the season
(9/9/2005) Manager Frank Robinson doesn't think RHP Tony Armas Jr., who has been bothered by tightness in his surgically repaired right shoulder, will pitch again this year.
Armas might be out for season
(9/7/2005) Tony Armas' shoulder woes have him out of the rotation and perhaps out for the season. He could pitch out of the bullpen, but the Nats appear ready to shut him down.
Nats drop Armas from rotation
(9/5/2005) Tony Armas Jr. is being dropped from the rotation, and manager Frank Robinson will consider using a four-man starting staff down the stretch.
Armas will not start Tuesday
(9/4/2005) Tony Armas will not start Tuesday's game against the Marlins due to lingering soreness in his shoulder.
Armas expected to go Thursday
(8/30/2005) RHP Tony Armas is scheduled to start Thursday's game against Atlanta's John Smoltz -- "if he's ready, if he's capable," manager Frank Robinson said. Armas didn't pitch Sunday because of a sore shoulder.
Armas expected to pitch Thursday
(8/29/2005) RHP Tony Armas Jr. is expected to start Thursday; he missed Sunday's turn in the rotation with a sore shoulder.
Armas a question mark for Thurs.
(8/28/2005) It's still not clear when RHP Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) will return to the rotation. His turn would have been Sunday, but LHP John Halama is taking that spot. The next opening would be Thursday at Atlanta. "Whether he'll be able to go or not, right now, I don't know," manager Frank Robinson said.
Armas gets injection for shoulder
(8/25/2005) Tony Armas had an injection for his sore right shoulder on Wednesday and will not throw for at least a couple of days.
Armas leaves Tuesday's start
(8/24/2005) Tony Armas left Tuesday's game against the Reds after three innings due to soreness in his shoulder.
Armas beats Rockies
(8/14/2005) Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) allowed nine hits in six innings for a win at Colorado Saturday.
Armas expected to make start
(8/4/2005) The Nationals are saying that Tony Armas (right shoulder tendintis) is expected to make his next scheduled start on Aug. 9 at Houston.
Armas leaves after five innings
(8/3/2005) Tony Armas left Wednesday's game against the Dodgers after five innings due to tightness in his right shoulder.
Armas makes start, gets victory
(7/24/2005) Tony Armas was able to make his start Saturday, and good thing, too. Armas allowed just one hit and two runs, while striking out five and picking up the victory.
Armas to work out
(7/22/2005) Tony Armas Jr., who left his start Monday in the third inning because of dizziness, was to go through a light workout to see whether he would be fine for his scheduled turn Saturday. "The lab work looks like he might have a little virus that might have affected him in the heat," team doctor Bruce Thomas said.
Armas likely a go for next start
(7/20/2005) Asked whether RHP Tony Armas Jr., who left Monday's start in the third inning because of dizziness, would miss his next start, manager Frank Robinson said: "No. He missed one last night."
Armas expected to go Saturday
(7/19/2005) Manager Frank Robinson said he did not expect Tony Armas (dizziness, dehydration) would miss his next start on Saturday after leaving Monday's game early.
Nats' Armas leaves start ill
(7/19/2005) RHP Tony Armas Jr. left his start Monday after just 31 pitches because of dizziness and dehydration, the club said. The temperature was 87 at the start of the game. Armas was removed after throwing two balls to opposing starter Byung-Hyun Kim leading off the third inning.
Armas evens record at 3-3
(6/12/2005) Tony Armas allowed five hits and three walks in five scoreless innings against the Mariners in Sunday's game to even his record at 3-3.
Tony Armas defeats Oakland
(6/7/2005) Armas allowed four hits and one run in six innings Tuesday against the Athletics. He struck out two and walked three, while improving his record to 2-3.
Armas looks good vs. Braves
(6/2/2005) Tony Armas Jr. allowed two earned runs on six hits in six innings against Atlanta Wednesday.
Armas racks up first victory
(5/17/2005) Tony Armas allowed five hits and two runs in seven innings aganst the Brewers on Monday. He struck out three and walked a pair in the win.
(5/11/2005) Tony Armas (groin) allowed three earned runs, three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's season debut at Arizona.
Nationals activate Tony Armas
(5/9/2005) The Nationals activated Armas (groin) from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
Armas scheduled to go Tuesday
(5/9/2005) The Washington Post reports the Nationals will activate right-hander Tony Armas Jr. to start Tuesday at Arizona. Outfielder Endy Chavez appears to be the top candidate to be sent down.
Armas set to return Tuesday
(5/5/2005) Tony Armas (groin) will likely be activated on Tuesday to start at Arizona.
Armas struggles in rehab
(4/27/2005) Tony Armas (groin) is not likely to be activated over the weekend after being pounded in his rehab start on Tuesday. "(Tuesday) night was kind of what I'd call a setback," manager Frank Robinson said. "It was not totally unexpected. But I think it indicates he still needs more time down there. How much more, I don't know. The main thing is his arm strength. There's no rush to get him back."
Armas makes rehab start
(4/21/2005) Tony Armas (groin) allowed two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings in his second rehab start for Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday. He walked one and struck out three batters.
Armas begins Triple-A rehab stint
(4/17/2005) RHP Tony Armas Jr. began a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A New Orleans by allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings against Nashville on Friday night. Armas was put on the 15-day DL with a right groin pull March 28.
Armas to begin rehab Friday
(4/12/2005) The Washington Times reports Tony Armas (groin) will make his first rehab start for Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.
Armas to get three rehab starts
(4/12/2005) RHP Tony Armas Jr., who's out with a right groin pull, will make three rehab starts for Triple-A New Orleans. He will get five days between starts, throwing 55 pitches in his first outing, 75 in the second and 95 in the third, no matter the situation.
Armas to throw in simulated game
(4/11/2005) The Washington Post reports that Tony Armas (strained right groin) will throw in a simulated game Monday.
Armas (groin) to miss four starts
(3/28/2005) Nationals right-hander Tony Armas Jr. was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a right groin strain and will likely miss at least four starts, GM Jim Bowden told MLB.com.
Armas Jr. leaves with groin pull
(3/28/2005) Washington starting pitcher Tony Armas Jr. left with a groin pull Sunday after just one inning and was to be re-evaluated Monday.
Armas tosses two scoreless
(3/2/2005) Tony Armas threw two hitless innings in Wednesday's spring debut against the Mets. He walked one and struck out two batters.
Armas signs with Nationals
(1/17/2005) Tony Armas agreed to terms for a one-year contract with the Nationals on Monday.
Armas done for season
(9/29/2004) According to the Expos official website, Tony Armas Jr. will not pitch another game for the Expos this season because of right shoulder inflammation. "He had a tremendous setback. He really didn't fully recover from it. He's needed this year and possibly a part of next year before I think he is fully recovered. When you have that type of surgery, you have to build up arm strength and endurance," manager Frank Robinson said.
Armas misses start Friday
(9/18/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (right shoulder tendinitis) was unable to start Friday's game at Philadelphia.
Cubs tee off on Armas
(9/6/2004) Tony Armas allowed seven hits, including four home runs, and seven runs in three-plus innings Monday against the Cubs.
Tony Armas able to start
(9/1/2004) Armas (leg) was able to make his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Armas to start Wednesday
(9/1/2004) Tony Armas Jr. has replaced Scott Downs as the starter on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Armas still feels soreness
(8/29/2004) Tony Armas Jr. had a bullpen session on Saturday and still felt soreness in his injured left leg. He is questionable for his next scheduled start on August 30 against the Cubs.
Armas expects to make next start
(8/27/2004) Tony Armas Jr. said the muscle spasms in his lower right leg that caused him to leave Wednesday's start are related to an injury he suffered last Friday against the Rockies.
Armas forced to leave start
(8/25/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (shin) was able to make his scheduled start against the Dodgers, but he then left after three innings due to right leg spasms.
Armas Jr. able to start
(8/25/2004) Tony Armas (shin) was able to make his scheduled start against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Armas questionalbe for next start
(8/22/2004) Tony Armas (shin) might miss his next scheduled start Aug. 25 against the Dodgers. He was hit with a line drive and forced to leave his last start.
Armas should be fine
(8/21/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (shin) is not expected to miss his next start against Los Angeles later this week. He was hit in the leg by a batted ball Friday at Colorado and had to leave the game.
(8/20/2004) Tony Armas was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rockies after he was hit in the shin by a ground ball.
Armas throws five no-hit innings
(8/15/2004) Tony Armas (shoulder), limited to a strict pitch count, pitched five no-hit, no-run innings Saturday against the Astros. He was forced to leave after throwing 77 pitches.
Armas scratched from start
(8/3/2004) Tony Armas Jr. was scratched from Tuesday's start at St. Louis, as he had trouble getting loose while warming in the bullpen before the game.
Dodgers want Armas
(7/24/2004) The Los Angeles Times notes that Los Angeles is interested in Montreal right-hander Tony Armas Jr. Dodger scouts have been watching him as the July 31 deadline approaches.
Armas back in form already
(7/9/2004) Tony Armas has allowed just one run over his last three starts. He has allowed 11 hits in the 17-inning span.
Armas penciled in for Sunday
(6/30/2004) The team plans on giving Tony Armas Jr. (arm) the start on Sunday against the Blue Jays in San Juan.
Armas scratched from start
(6/29/2004) Tony Armas Jr. was scratched from his start on Tuesday due to stiffness in his arm.
Armas silences Phillies
(6/24/2004) Tony Armas Jr. tossed six shutout innings while striking out seven against Philadelphia on Thursday. He allowed just three hits and won his first game of the season.
Armas shelled in loss
(6/13/2004) The Seattle Mariners rocked Armas for six hits and five runs in just 2 2/3 innings. He dropped his second consecutive start after a 13 month stint on the disabled list.
Tony Armas Jr. returns
(6/2/2004) Armas did not figure in the decision in his return from the DL on Tuesday.
Tony Armas Jr. activated
(5/31/2004) The Expos activated Armas from the disabled list on Sunday. He will start Tuesday's game at Atlanta.
Armas to pitch on Tuesday
(5/28/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (strained right rotator cuff) was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Edmonton on Friday. He remains on the disabled list, but will make his first start of the season Tuesday at Atlanta.
Armas Jr. to rehab more
(5/24/2004) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) will make a final rehab start on Thursday.
Armas has shaky rehab start
(5/19/2004) Tony Armas Jr. allowed five runs on Monday night while pitching for Class A Brevard County. He is scheduled to make his fourth and final start on Friday for Triple-A Edmonton.
Armas continues rehab work
(5/17/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) is expected to make minor-league rehab starts on Monday and Saturday this week.
Armas starts again Wednesday
(5/12/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) tossed four hitless innings for Class A Brevard County on Wednesday.
Tony Armas Jr. starts rehab
(5/7/2004) Armas (shoulder) allowed two runs in two innings in a start for Class A Brevard County on Thursday.
Armas Jr. back in late May?
(5/3/2004) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) will appear in an extended spring training game on Saturday. He will then pitch in Single-A games on May 6 and 11, and in Triple-A games on May 16 and 21.
Armas Jr. is improving
(4/28/2004) Expos pitching coach Randy St. Claire told the team's official website that Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) is continuing to get better.
Armas is throwing BP
(4/19/2004) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) has started to throw batting practice.
Tony Armas Jr. is throwing
(4/12/2004) Armas (shoulder) has started to throw in bullpen sessions.
Armas goes on 15-day DL
(4/3/2004) Montreal placed Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
Armas Jr. on the mend
(3/30/2004) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder surgery) is throwing off flat ground.
Armas to miss first start
(3/21/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (side) is expected to miss at least his first scheduled start of the regular season after a setback, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Armas strains side
(3/20/2004) Tony Armas strained a muscle in his right side. He will not throw for three days, while continuing exercising and conditioning.
(3/19/2004) The Montreal Gazette reports that Tony Armas (shoulder) stopped pitching in a simulated game after just 17 pitches Thursday. He felt tightness in his deltoid muscle. Earlier in the spring, he felt tightness in his biceps muscle that set him back further. He will be re-evaluated Friday.
Armas pitches simulated game
(3/17/2004) The Montreal Gazette reports that Tony Armas (shoulder) pitched a two-inning simulated game on Tuesday. "He looks good. And more important, I think he feels good mentally," said Expos pitching coach Randy St. Claire.
Armas Jr. pitches sim game
(3/16/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder surgery) pitched a two-inning simulated game on Monday. "He looks good. And most important, I think he feels good mentally," pitching coach Randy St. Claire told the Montreal Gazette.
Tony Armas toss 50 pitches
(3/8/2004) Tony Armas Jr. (biceps) threw 50 pitches on Saturday, using everyone in his arsenal, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Armas Jr. still out
(3/3/2004) The Montreal Gazette says while Tony Armas Jr. (biceps soreness) remains sidelined, and wasn't scheduled to be in the first few exhibition games. But he should be slotted into the No. 5 starter's position when he returns. "When you favor the area where you've had the surgery, ask those muscles to do more than they're supposed to do, you get sore someplace else. That's why we talk a lot about not rushing a guy back until he's ready to go," Robinson said.
Good news on Armas Jr.
(2/20/2004) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder surgery) has been throwing off a mound for a month. "So far everything has been great, although I haven't started facing hitters and until I face some, I won't really know. But my arm feels all right. I feel 100 per cent now," he said."I'm still trying to get along with the slider, but all my pitches are there and I'm happy with my fastball. Everything is right there where I want it."
Expos activate Armas from DL
(10/28/2003) The Expos activated Tony Armas Jr. from the 60-day disabled list on Monday and reinstated him to the 40-man roster.
Tony Armas resumes throwing
(9/24/2003) The Montreal Gazette reports that Armas (shoulder surgery) threw Tuesday for the first time since he had the operation, long tossing for about 10 minutes. He was pleased with the results.
Armas probably done for season
(8/20/2003) The Montreal Gazette reports that Tony Armas Jr. (shoulder) will not be able to begin throwing for another four weeks which essentially kills any chance of him returning this season.
Armas home after surgery
(5/27/2003) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr., who underwent shoulder surgery Friday, returned home to Venezuela to recover. He will return to the team in about 10 days.
Armas has small tear in labrum
(5/14/2003) An MRI exam on Tony Armas' shoulder revealed a small tear both his labrum and rotator cuff.
Armas return not imminent
(5/12/2003) Frank Robinson told the Montreal Gazette Armas (rotator cuff) will miss another two to four weeks. He is doing light throwing on the sidelines and is not attempting any breaking balls.
Armas needs more work
(5/8/2003) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (rotator cuff) might throw as much as two more bullpen sessions before he can start pitching in simulated games. A rehab assignment might follow.
Armas throws off mound
(5/7/2003) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (rotator cuff) threw 30 pitches off a mound on Tuesday.
Armas to start long-tossing
(5/1/2003) The Montreal Gazette says Tony Armas Jr. (rotator cuff) will begin long-tossing on Friday.
Armas placed on the DL
(4/25/2003) The Expos put Tony Armas Jr. on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 21, with a right rotator cuff strain. MRI results revealed the injury was not as serious as feared. "Nothing real serious, unless he went on to pitch with it," Frank Robinson told the Montreal Gazette. "(The doctors) felt if he continued to pitch with this thing, it could become a problem."
Armas strikes out career-high 11
(4/10/2003) Tony Armas pitched seven shutout innings on Thursday, allowing two walks and three hits. He struck out 11 batters.
Armas Jr. sails to first win
(3/31/2003) Tony Armas Jr. allowed one run in six innings in a win at Atlanta on Monday.
Armas finishes up spring
(3/26/2003) Tony Armas Jr. (calf) allowed two hits in three innings in his final spring work on Wednesday. He will pitch opening day against Atlanta.
Armas suffering with calf injury
(3/23/2003) According to the Montreal Gazette, Tony Armas Jr. is suffering from a calf injury, although the team is not giving out specific information. Armas might not be able to make his next scheduled spring start on Monday.
Armas strikes out seven
(3/8/2003) Tony Armas Jr. struck out seven batters in four scoreless innings on Saturday.
(8/26/2002) The Montreal Gazette reports that Armas will have his turn in the rotation skipped this week. The Expos have Monday off, making the skip possible. Armas' next scheduled start hasn't been set. He has struggled recently and shouldn't receive much Fantasy consideration unless he strings together a couple of solid starts.
(8/23/2002) Armas, making his first start since being activated from the disabled list, allowed eight runs and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings Thursday. It was the shortest outing of his career. "No location. No feel," Montreal manager Frank Robinson said. "I thought he might be a little rusty, but it was a location thing. He had no feel for the strike zone." Reserve Armas until he starts pitching better.
(8/22/2002) Armas started Thursday's game for the Expos. He was activated from the disabled list Monday after being sidelined with a back injury. Allow him to put together a few solid starts before getting him back in your lineup.
(8/19/2002) The Expos activated Armas from the disabled list on Monday. He might rejoin their rotation, taking Britt Reames' spot. Let Armas get in a start or two to see how effective he is before you consider putting him back into your active lineup.
(8/19/2002) Montreal plans to activate starter Armas Jr. from the DL on Monday. He is currently on the disabled list because of a strained muscle in his back, but is expected to start on Aug. 22. Keep him reserved until he proves that he is healthy and can be a productive pitcher.
(8/18/2002) Armas Jr., who was eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, threw 75 pitches while pitching a simulated game earlier in the day. He will be activated from the disabled list and start on Aug. 22. Allow him to make a few starts before getting him back in your lineup.
(8/15/2002) Armas, still recovering from a back injury, is expected to throw a simulated game on Friday. The Montreal Gazette reports that he will be activated from the disabled list and start on Aug. 22. Britt Reames will pitch in the starting rotation in his absence.
(8/9/2002) Armas, currently on the disabled list because of a strained back muscle, is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday. Armas threw 50 pitches Thursday, but the Montreal Gazette reports that he is still not ready to be activated and probably won't return until next week at the earliest. Although he is not expected to complete a minor-league rehab assignment, the Expos would like for him to pitch some simulated games. Armas will likely replace Britt Reames in the rotation when he returns.
(7/28/2002) Armas was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Armas sustained a strained muscle in the right side of his lower back early in Friday's win. Britt Reames, who was called up from the minors and pitched in relief on Saturday, is a possible replacement for Armas in the rotation.
(6/20/2002) Armas, who suffered a deep bruise on his right forearm when he was hit by a batted ball on Tuesday, is expected to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Cleveland. He looks safe to keep active.
(6/19/2002) Armas Jr. left Tuesday's game after he was struck on his right forearm by a line drive with two outs in the first inning. Armas was taken to the hospital for X-rays, which proved negative. The Montreal Gazette reports that he might miss his next start. Zach Day will likely replace him in the rotation if he is unable to pitch. Monitor Armas' status in the next few days.
(6/13/2002) As expected, Armas started Wednesday night and looked sharp. He allowed only one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings. He did not receive a decision. Armas suffered a blister on his right middle finger in his last outing.
(6/8/2002) Armas broke a personal four-start losing streak Friday in Chicago against the White Sox, allowing just one run on one hit and three walks in five-plus innings before leaving with a blister on his right middle finger. He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis but should be ready for his next start.
(10/6/2001) Armas will miss his final start of the season after being hit in the thumb by a comebacker. X-rays showed no injury to Armas, who was hit by the ball Tuesday, but the Expos decided not to start him in Sunday's season finale against the New York Mets. "We thought it better to just shut him down," manager Jeff Torborg said Friday. Armas went 9-14 with a 4.03 ERA in 34 starts this season. He is second on the Expos with 196.2 innings and 176 strikeouts.
(9/20/2001) Armas Jr. threw on the side before Wednesday's game. Armas will start Friday against Colorado. It will be his first appearance since leaving his last start on Sept. 9 after three innings with a strained muscle in his left lower back.
(8/13/2001) Armas has reported improvement in his back, and he is expected to make his next start Tuesday in Los Angeles. Keep him active for now.
(8/10/2001) Armas reported back stiffness following his start Wednesday, and will likely be held back an extra day before his next start, according to the Montreal Gazette. He might be pushed back to Wednesday in favor of Carl Pavano next week, although we recommend you keep Armas active for now unless he suffers a setback.
(7/18/2001) The MRI on Armas' left knee on Monday revealed no structural damage, according to the Montreal Gazette. He will make his scheduled start Thursday against Philadelphia.
(7/16/2001) Armas will undergo an MRI on his left (landing) knee next week, according to the Montreal Gazette. Considering he didn't seem to be affected by the injury during his last start - one run in 7.1 innings Saturday against Tampa Bay - we recommend you keep Armas active for now.
(5/29/2001) Armas is expected to make his next start after X-rays on his injured pitching wrist were negative. Armas was hit on the wrist by a liner off the bat of Philadelphia's Tomas Perez in Sunday night's 7-3 win over the Phillies. The Expos said Armas was re-examined Monday in Atlanta before the opener of a three-game series with the Braves. Club spokesman Matt Charbonneau said the injury was listed as a bruise and Armas is expected to start Friday against Philadelphia.
(5/23/2001) Armas left Tuesday's game against the New York Mets after seven innings with a blister. Before he left, Armas held the Mets scoreless on seven hits and extended his scoreless streak to 19 2/3 innings. The blister is not considered serious, and will not cause Armas to miss his next start.
(9/19/2000) In his last two starts since coming off of the DL, Armas has pitched 14 shutout innings, allowing only five hits, four walks and striking out 10. His arm seems to be healthy, and has not been overworked this year due to two separate DL stints. He should be a good bet for a strong season in 2001.
(9/5/2000) Activated from the 15-day DL on Monday. He should be back in the Expos' rotation soon, although it has not yet been set when he will pitch.
(8/27/2000) Armas allowed seven hits and three runs in 3 2-3 innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Ottawa. Armas, who threw 41 of 58 pitches for strikes, walked one and struck out three.
(8/25/2000) Will make his first rehabilitation start at Triple-A on Sunday. Expect Armas to make two to three additional rehab starts, then rejoin the Expos in the first or second week of September. If you've still got Armas on reserve hoping for some quality starts down the stretch, don't place all your eggs in this basket. If he experiences any difficulties while rehabbing, expect the Expos to shut him down for the remainder of the year.
(8/18/2000) Was to throw live batting practice on Thursday. Armas has been on the DL since July 19 with shoulder tendinitis. He could be ready to go on a rehab assignment shortly and return to the Expos rotation after the rosters expand on September 1.
(8/7/2000) Could begin throwing off of a mound next week. Armas has been out for three weeks with shoulder tendinitis. At this rate, barring any setbacks, he probably won't be back in the Expos' rotation until the end of August or beginning of September.
(7/24/2000) Was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right shoulder after an MRI on Saturday. Armas' rotator cuff was also believed to be strained. It is not yet known how long he will be sidelined.
(7/20/2000) Was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained rotator cuff in his right arm. RHP Felipe Lira made the start Wednesday night in place of Armas. RHP Mike Thurman was activated from the DL to take Armas' place on the roster. More news to follow on Armas' condition as soon as it is revealed.
(6/28/2000) Left Tuesday's game in the top of the 6th inning with a blister on his pitching hand. No information is available as to whether this could keep Armas from making his next start. Armas was pitching well against the Braves, having only allowed two hits, three walks and one run in five and one-third innings.
(4/30/2000) Optioned to Triple-A. Armas had been on the DL with an injured right elbow. Armas is one of the best pitching prospects in baseball if healthy. If you're in a keeper league, he's a guy to get.
(4/2/2000) Placed on the 15-day DL with elbow tendonitis. He has been troubled all spring by a sore elbow. He could be back with MON later this year, but likely will pitch most of the year in Triple-A once his elbow has healed sufficiently.
(1/12/2000) Armas Jr. has suffered a sprained ligament in his right elbow, and won't throw again till near the start of spring training. Armas, a 21-year-old right-hander, had been pitching in the Venezuelan League.
(8/16/1999) The Expos have recalled 21-year old pitcher Tony Armas from Double-A Harrisburg. A top notch prospect, Armas was 8-5 with a 2.52 ERA. He is expected to start Monday night's game in San Francisco.