(3/30/2008) Outfielder Nook Logan did not make the Dodgers' 25-man roster Sunday.
Dodgers take a chance on Logan
(2/18/2008) OF Nook Logan signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, according to The Sports Xchange, but he was not invited to big-league camp. He probably will play regularly at Class AAA Las Vegas, but he could see major-league time this summer if the Dodgers suffer an injury.
Logan non-tendered, now an FA
(12/12/2007) The Nationals announced it did not plan to offer deals to center fielder Nook Logan or left-hander Mike O'Connor by Wednesday's midnight deadline for unsigned players on the 40-man roster, making them free agents. Logan hit .265 with no homers, 21 RBI and 23 steals in 325 at-bats this season. He was the opening-day center fielder -- but was injured in Game 1. He became expendable when the Nationals traded for outfielders Lastings Milledge and Elijah Dukes in recent weeks.
(9/18/2007) Nook Logan led Washington with three hits and three runs Monday. "Caused chaos out there," manager Manny Acta said.
Logan snaps slump with three RBI
(8/29/2007) Nationals OF Nook Logan hit two singles and drove in three runs during Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. He also walked once. Logan came into Wednesday's game with just one hit in his previous 18 at-bats.
Two more hits for Logan
(8/24/2007) Nook Logan went 2-for-5 with a run scored against Houston on Thursday. The Nationals and Astros were still abuzz over Logan's acrobatic catch up "Tal's Hill" in centerfield on Wednesday in Houston. "I knew that the hill was coming up, and when you get there you really have to shorten your steps," said Logan, who fell down while making the catch. "I didn't practice (shagging flies on the hill) because I didn't think I was going to have to run that far."
Logan hitting .320 after break
(8/22/2007) Nook Logan, hitting a team-best .320 since the All-Star break, led off the fourth Tuesday with a double. He had a career-high five hits in the Nationals' 11-6 victory over the Astros on Tuesday night, including three RBI singles.
Logan has hitting streak going
(8/12/2007) Nook Logan extended his hitting streak to a season-high nine games.
Nook Logan keeps rolling along
(8/11/2007) CF Nook Logan has hit safely in eight consecutive games after going 1-for-4 at Arizona Friday.
Logan keeps on hitting
(8/9/2007) Nationals OF Nook Logan slapped two more hits Thursday against the Giants and now has six multi-hit games since July 31. Logan is on a seven-game hitting streak, in which he is 12-for-26 (.462) with four RBI and five stolen bases.
Nook Logan starts in center
(8/6/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: OF Nook Logan started his sixth consecutive game in center field Sunday against St. Louis, a product of his improved production at the plate over the last two weeks.
Logan, Langerhans days numbered
(7/18/2007) CF Nook Logan made his second consecutive start Tuesday against a right-handed pitcher, even though he has been platooning with lefty-hitting Ryan Langerhans. Logan could join Langerhans on the bench soon, because Alex Escobar is expected to join the Nationals as soon as this weekend after missing all season because of right shoulder surgery and an ankle injury. "We all know the platoon will be history anyway when Escobar comes back," manager Manny Acta said. Logan went 0-for-4 Monday batting leadoff, and struck out in his first two at-bats in that spot Tuesday.
Logan stops switch-hitting
(6/7/2007) CF Nook Logan will stop switch-hitting, he said after Wednesday's game, focusing on hitting from the right side of the plate. Logan began switch-hitting in rookie ball with the Tigers, but he entered Wednesday's game hitting .244 from the left side of the plate during his career compared to .313 from the right side. He had two hits from the right side of the plate Wednesday to raise his overall average this season to .239. Ryan Langerhans will platoon in center with Logan.
Logan snaps road hitless skid
(1:05 pm ET) Nook Logan ended his 0-for-10 streak on the road this season with a third-inning single.
Logan starting to drive in runs
(5/20/2007) Nationals OF Nook Logan went 2-for-3 with one run and two RBI during Sunday's game against the Orioles. Logan also swiped two stolen bases and now has three on the season. In fact, he stole his first base of the season on Friday in the first game of the weekend series against the Orioles. Logan didn't have an RBI this season as of Friday. But he drove in a run Saturday, then produced a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth Sunday. "I've been having good at-bats the last couple of days," he said.
Logan, Langerhans to platoon
(5/15/2007) Nats CF Nook Logan has a sore right shoulder and will platoon with CF Ryan Langerhans, Nationals manager Manny Acta said. Logan injured his shoulder shortly after he was activated from the disabled list last week after recovering from a strained left foot. A switch-hitter, Logan said he has difficulty swinging the bat from the left side of the plate. "They are just being cautious about it," Logan said. Langerhans, a left-handed hitter, will play against right-handed pitching.
Langerhans to play more in D.C.?
(5/10/2007) Nationals OF Ryan Langerhans started in center field over OF Nook Logan on Wednesday, and manager Manny Acta admitted he may do that more often. Logan was supposed to be the everyday center fielder when he came off the 15-day disabled list after recovering from a sprained left foot, but the Nationals traded for Langerhans last week and want to give him some playing time. The left-handed-hitting Langerhans could get starts against right-handed pitchers, with Logan (a switch-hitter who performs much better from the right side) facing lefties. "I can't tell you an exact number (of at-bats Langerhans will get), but we are going to make sure that we're going to give him some more at-bats," Acta said. "Don't forget that when we said that Nook was going to be our center fielder here, we didn't have Langerhans here."
Nook Logan back in action
(5/7/2007) SS Cristian Guzman (hamstring), CF Nook Logan (foot) and 1B Dmitri Young (foot) all back in manager Manny Acta's starting lineup for Monday's game at Milwaukee.
Logan comes off disabled list
(5/6/2007) The Nationals activated shortstop Cristian Guzman (strained left hamstring) and outfielder Nook Logan (sprained left foot) off the disabled list Sunday and sent outfielder Michael Restovich to Triple-A Columbus.
Guzman, Logan ready to return
(5/5/2007) SS Cristian Guzman (hamstring) and OF Nook Logan (foot), both on the disabled list, are scheduled to rejoin the team Monday in Milwaukee.
Two Nationals close to returning
(4/29/2007) Nationals manager Manny Acta said Sunday that center fielder Nook Logan (foot) and shortstop Cristian Guzman (hamstring) -- both sidelined since getting hurt on opening day -- should be able to rejoin the team by its May 7-9 series at the Milwaukee Brewers.
Logan, Guzman expected back 'soon'
(4/26/2007) CF Nook Logan (foot) and SS Christian Guzman (hamstring) are expected to return soon.
Nook Logan still sore
(4/18/2007) The Washington Post reports Logan (foot) was unable to run on a treadmill on Tuesday due to continued soreness in his left foot.
Injured Nationals to stay on DL
(4/14/2007) According to MLB.com, injured Nationals OF Nook Logan (foot) and SS Cristian Guzman (hamstring) are eligible to come off the DL Wednesday, but neither player is expected to be activated. Nationals manager Manny Acta said neither player will resume baseball activities until the team returns home Monday. The team will then decide whether or not to send Logan on a rehab assignment. Guzman is expected to remain sidelined a little longer. "We don't want to push it," Acta said of his shortstop. "We want to make sure we have the Guzman that we saw in spring training, which is another live body out there."
(4/3/2007) The Nationals put center fielder Nook Logan on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a left foot injury and recalled Kory Casto from Triple-A Columbus. Logan is expected to miss two to three weeks with a strained left foot. He hurt himself when he jumped into the wall to make a catch during Washington's season-opening 9-2 loss to the Florida Marlins on Monday. Casto was the last position player cut at the end of spring training. His primary position is as an outfielder, although the Nationals have said they consider him available to play at first base or third base as a backup.
Logan to have MRI on foot
(4/2/2007) Five innings into the first game of the season, the Washington Nationals lost two starters to injuries Monday: Shortstop Cristian Guzman strained his left hamstring and center fielder Nook Logan hyperextended his left foot. Logan got his foot stuck in the padding when he leaped against the wall to grab Dan Uggla's fly ball in the fourth inning. After throwing the ball to the infield, Logan hopped along the warning track for a bit before sitting down.
Nats forced to jigger outfield
(4/2/2007) Nationals center fielder Nook Logan got his left ankle snagged in the padding of the wall while making a catch and left Monday's season opener. He left the game after making a running, leaping grab of Dan Uggla's fly ball in the fourth inning. After throwing the ball to the infield, Logan hopped along the warning track for a bit before sitting down. Ryan Church shifted from left field to center, and Chris Snelling entered in left.
Logan starts, but gets hurt again
(4/2/2007) Nook Logan (groin) was able to start, but he left early Monday after crashing into the center field wall, robbing Dan Uggla of an extra-base hit. He appeared to hurt his ankle, but he was replaced by Chris Snelling in the top of the fourth.
Logan might play on Monday
(4/1/2007) With the Nationals optioning OF Kory Casto to Triple-A on Saturday that likely means OF Nook Logan (groin) will be ready for opening day. Logan, who injured his groin while running the bases on March 24, was expected to be out the first two weeks of the season. However, he played in a spring game on Friday and might be in the starting lineup Monday against the Marlins. "Everything felt good," Logan said. "I've been feeling good the last couple of days. There was no pain. That's a positive. I hope it can continue every day."
Logan hopes to start on time
(3/29/2007) The Washington Times reports that Nationals OF Nook Logan is optimistic that he will make the start of the season. He might play at some point between Friday and Sunday. He'll start in center if he's healthy. If not, rookie Kory Casto and Ryan Church will start in left and center.
Nooks wants to be in lineup
(3/27/2007) Washington Nationals center fielder Nook Logan wants to be in the lineup opening day and said Tuesday he thinks he can be, despite a groin injury the team originally thought could sideline him through at least the season's first week. "Just from how I feel (Tuesday), I think I'll be ready to play this weekend - at Norfolk and RFK," Logan said, referring to the Nationals' exhibition games against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday at Norfolk, Va., and on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
Nook thinks he can play in opener
(3/27/2007) Washington Nationals center fielder Nook Logan wants to be in the lineup opening day and said Tuesday he thinks he can be, despite a groin injury the team has said could sideline him through at least the season's first week. "Just from how I feel today, I think I'll be ready to play this weekend - at Norfolk and RFK," Logan said, referring to the Nationals' exhibition games against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday at Norfolk, Va., and on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
Logan out at least two weeks
(3/25/2007) The Nationals began to prepare for starting the season without Nook Logan in center field. "It's going to be at least two weeks," before Logan can return after straining his right groin Saturday, manager Manny Acta said. Said GM Jim Bowden: "The one thing we don't want to do is bring him back too early and have him pull it and be out a long time." Ryan Church started in center on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, while Chris Snelling took Church's spot in left. Logan's injury also makes it pretty certain that Kory Casto, who's never been above Double-A, will make the team.
Logan goes down with injury Saturday
(3/24/2007) Nook Logan's injury was there for everyone in the sellout crowd to see Saturday: The Washington Nationals' starting center fielder crumpled to the dirt after straining his right groin while running the basepaths in the ninth inning. The seriousness of Logan's injury was unclear; no MRI exam was immediately planned. "It could be three days, it could be five. It could be two months," manager Manny Acta said. "We don't know yet." With the score 2-2 and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Logan singled to right. He rounded first and began heading toward second, then thought better of it and tried to stop and head back to the bag. Logan went down and was tagged out. He remained on his left side, for more than a minute, motionless. Acta and a team trainer went out to check on him, and eventually Logan was helped off the field and down the dugout steps.
Nats could lose patience with Logan
(3/24/2007) Nationals OF Nook Logan is a defensive whiz in center field, but his offensive abilities lag far behind. The Nationals threw their support behind Logan all winter and spring, despite his struggles at the plate. But if he doesn't produce, especially from the left side of the plate, the club may not be willing to show patience much longer.
Logan singles in lone at-bat
(3/19/2007) Nationals OF Nook Logan got a single and a RBI in his lone at-bat during Monday's spring game against the Dodgers. He is now 7-for-32 (.219) with three runs, one triple and two RBI in 13 spring games.
Nats hitting coach believes in Logan
(3/4/2007) "Watch out, guys. Nook Logan: 40-40," said Nationals hitting coach Mitchell Page, after the slap-hitting Logan clubbed a three-run homer in an intrasquad game.
Nats give deal to likely CF Logan
(2/13/2007) The Nationals signed OF Nook Logan to a one-year contract. He has been named Washington's starting center fielder entering spring training.
Logan heads into spring as starter
(1/31/2007) Nook Logan's on-base percentage in 203 major league games is .319. Logan has been named Washington's starting center fielder entering spring training.
Logan a candidate to start
(12/19/2006) Nook Logan might have a chance to be the Nationals' starting center fielder, but he won't lead off, according to manager Manny Acta, because Felipe Lopez will.
Nats playing without Logan
(9/30/2006) Nationals CF Nook Logan (quads) was not in the starting lineup Saturday vs. N.Y. Mets. He left Friday's game after the fifth inning with a tight left quadriceps.
Logan leaves game vs. Mets
(9/29/2006) Nationals CF Nook Logan left Friday's game after the fifth inning with a tight left quadriceps. He was 0-for-2 at the plate.
Three make Nationals debut
(9/3/2006) Three players made their Nationals debut in Game 1 Saturday: RHP Chris Booker struck out one in a hitless fifth inning, RHP Beltran Perez pitched two scoreless innings and OF Nook Logan, acquired Friday from Detroit, pinch hit and flied out in the seventh inning.
Nook Logan designated Tuesday
(8/29/2006) The Detroit Tigers have designed Nook Logan for assignment on Tuesday.
Nook Logan doing very little
(7/23/2006) Nook Logan, who was recently demoted from Triple-A Toledo to Double-A Erie, has no homers, only two RBI and five steals through 29 at-bats for Double-A Erie.
Logan demoted to Double-A
(7/2/2006) Nook Logan, who was recently demoted from Triple-A Toledo to Double-A Erie, is hitting .545 with two steals in 11 at-bats for Erie.
Nook Logan has injured finger
(4/14/2006) MLB.com notes that Logan has a spiral fracture of his right pinky finger and the Tigers placed him on the minor league disabled list for Triple-A Toledo.
Logan sent to Triple-A
(3/29/2006) The Tigers got within one player of getting down to a 25-man active roster by optioning the contracts of outfielder Nook Logan and right-hander Roman Colon to Triple-A Toledo. With Leyland choosing to let the speedy Logan play every day in the minors, 29-year-old outfielder Marcus Thames will start the season in the majors for the first time.
Nook Logan continues to struggle
(3/28/2006) Nook Logan is being showcased for a possible trade, but that might not happen because he's having a terrible spring. He went hitless Monday against Houston and is hitting .193 for the exhibition season. "I always anticipate from Day One that there's not going to be anything," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said on the subject of spring trades. "What we have, we have. But if we do something, that's fine. I learned a difficult lesson a long time ago. In the minors, I told a kid he was going to be on the team, then at the last minute, he didn't make it."
(3/20/2006) According to sources, the Detroit Tigers have placed Nook Logan on the trade block. He has lost the battle to be the team's starting center fielder to Curtis Granderson, and manager Jim Leyland could decide to use Omar Infante as a reserve outfielder as well as an infield sub. That would also open the door for Ramon Santiago to make the team as an alternate defensive infielder.
Nook Logan beats Yankees
(3/16/2006) Nook Logan singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 4-3 in a game between split squads.
Granderson ahead of Logan in Detroit
(3/13/2006) That battle for center field between Nook Logan and Curtis Granderson isn't looking like much of a contest. Granderson, subbing for right fielder Magglio Ordonez while he is playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, collected two hits and is hitting .350 this spring. Logan, who has spent a good deal of time this winter working on his bunting, went hitless again and has dropped to .091.
Nook Logan works on bunts
(3/7/2006) MLB.com reports Nook Logan has been working on his bunts a lot in camp. "If you bunt and move somebody over, a lot of times you can get a base hit out of it," Logan said. "You're not trying to be too fine with the bunt, and you end up putting a good bunt down. I just run from there. Sometimes you bunt in good spots and the defense gets confused. You've got a base hit, you move the runner over, everybody's happy. I just plan on doing a lot more situational hitting, just moving runners."
Tigers sign Nook Logan
(3/2/2006) MLB.com reports the Detroit Tigers agreed to terms Wednesday with Nate Robertson, Roman Colon, Jason Grilli, Kyle Sleeth, Wilfredo Ledezma, Omar Infante, Chris Shelton, Nook Logan and Marcus Thames.
Logan lands in Round 18
(2/15/2006) Nook Logan was the 206th overall selection (eighteenth round) in the 2006 CBS SportsLine.com AL Experts League. He recorded a .258 BA with one home run, 17 RBI and 23 steals in 322 AB in 2005.
Logan's thumb injury not serious
(7/20/2005) Nook Logan slightly injured his thumb diving for a ball in center field late in Monday's game but started Tuesday.
Logan to return on Tuesday
(6/20/2005) The Detroit Free Press reports Allan Trammell replaced Nook Logan in centerfield Sunday with recent call-up Alexis Gomez, who went 0-for-3 with two walks in his first start. Trammell said Logan would start Tuesday night at Minnesota.
Nook Logan given a night off
(5/26/2005) Logan, in an 0-for-10 slide, was given a day off Wednesday. Tigers manager Alan Trammell said it's not going to be long term.
Logan drops to back of order
(5/25/2005) Nook Logan was dropped from the leadoff spot back to No. 9 in the order on Tuesday. Brandon Inge replaced him at leadoff.
Nook Logan continues to rake
(5/19/2005) Logan was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday's game against the Devil Rays.
Logan inserted into leadoff spot
(5/18/2005) Nook Logan, who usually bats ninth, was the leadoff batter on Tuesday. Everybody else in the lineup moved down.
Nook Logan earning more time
(5/13/2005) Logan scored the tying run from first base on a wild pitch and an error, and extended his hitting streak to five games Wednesday against the Rangers.
Nook Logan leads off on Monday
(5/10/2005) Logan was 3-for-4 with a triple in Monday's game at Texas batting in the leadoff spot for manager Alan Trammell.
Logan returning to ninth hole?
(5/2/2005) The Detroit News reports despite his intention to move Nook Logan back down to ninth in the batting order, manager Allan Trammell batted him leadoff for a second straight game with Brandon Inge batting second. Both went hitless, though. "That's only because we don't have Guillen," Trammell said. "I'd rather have Nook batting first than second. When we get everybody back, Brandon will lead off."
Logan's hit streak snapped
(4/28/2005) Nook Logan was 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Thursday's game at Cleveland, as his hitting streak was snapped at 10 games.
Logan to start full time in CF
(4/27/2005) CF Nook Logan, hitting .394 and on a nine-game hitting streak, will stay in the lineup while Magglio Ordonez is out two to three months. "He's going to play the majority of the time," said Tigers manager Alan Trammell. "He's the starter and he's not going to get pulled after a day or two."
Nook Logan has three hits
(4/19/2005) Logan was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored in Monday's game at Baltimore.
Logan loses in CF, fights for spot
(3/29/2005) Nook Logan lost his battle with Craig Monroe to be the Tigers' starting center fielder. He is still fighting for a shot at being an outfield reserve with Dewayne Wise and Alexis Gomez.
Logan pushing to be CF for Tigers
(3/21/2005) Nook Logan went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs from the leadoff spot for the Tigers on Sunday. He is hitting .382 this spring with four doubles and a pair of triples.
Logan to vie for CF job in Detroit
(3/15/2005) With the Tigers' release of former starting CF Alex Sanchez on Tuesday, Nook Logan and Craig Monroe will get an opportunity to fight for the job this spring.
Logan has three-hit game
(10/3/2004) Nook Logan went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run on Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Logan works on drag bunts
(9/8/2004) On Tuesday, Tigers bench coach Kirk Gibson worked extensively with Nook Logan on how to drag bunt while batting left-handed. "He's got the speed, and it's obviously something he needs to give himself a chance to utilize," Gibson told the Detroit Free Press.
Tigers recall Logan
(8/9/2004) The Tigers recalled Nook Logan from Triple-A Toledo on Monday. He was batting .263 with two home runs and 27 RBI in 105 games for Toledo.
Logan sent back down
(7/29/2004) Nook Logan was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. He moved opened up a roster spot for Alex Sanchez, who was activated from the disabled list.