Ryan Zimmerman could be bench player for Nationals in NLDS
Though, Zimmerman did not play third base in the team's intrasquad game Wednesday, which could be evidence Zimmerman will be coming off the bench in the NLDS, according to The Washington Post.
Nationals might leave Rafael Soriano off NLDS roster?
"We'll determine the final roster when we get out of this workout," Williams said, per The Washington Post.
Nationals tab Stephen Strasburg to start NLDS opener vs. Giants
Report: Twins interviewing Doug Mientkiewicz for managerial job
Mientkiewicz has been the manager of the Twins' Class A affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., the last two seasons. He led the Miracle to a Florida State League title in 2014.
Duquette: If O's advance, 'possibility' Chris Davis added to roster
Starling Marte picks up a hit Wednesday
Marte finished 1 for 4, singling in the seventh inning. He was one of three Pirates to notch a hit against Madison Bumgarner during the contest. Bumgarner gave up just four hits during a complete game shutout. Marte also struck out once and stranded two runners.
Tim Hudson to start Game 2 of NLDS
Hudson has delivered an ERA under 4.00 for eight straight seasons, but he was rocked this September, going 0-4 with an 8.72 ERA and 14:5 K:BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings over five starts. Hudson has pitched in six postseason series (four with Oakland, two with Atlanta), finding himself on the losing side each time. He owns a 3.46 ERA postseason ERA in 54 2/3 innings. Hudson faced the Nationals twice during the regular season, earning a win each time.
Jake Peavy to start Game 1 of NLDS vs. Nationals
Peavy excelled after returning to the NL West this summer, going 6-4 with a 2.12 ERA and 58:17 K:BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings over 12 starts. Prior to joining the Giants, he delivered a 4.48 ERA in 30 starts with the Red Sox after posting a 4.00 ERA in 84 games (83 starts) with the White Sox. He's posted a 3.77 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings in two starts at Nationals Park.
Report: Justin Smoak likely to hit free agency this offseason
Smoak has a $3.65-million club option for next season, but the Mariners figure to pay the buyout and decline to tender the first baseman a contract. The option would have vested if he made 525 plate appearances in 2014. Instead, he hit .202/.275/.339 in 276 plate appearances.
Russell Martin collects one hit Wednesday
The Pirates only mustered four hits against Madison Bumgarner, so Martin was one of the standout performers during the contest. During his last at-bat, the fans chanted for Martin to re-sign with the club during the offseason. The team continued to chant even after Martin flew out. He gave the fans a tip of the cap before going into the dugout. Martin is set to be a free agent during the offseason.
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