The Nationals purchased the contract of right-hander Joe Ross, optioned right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse, and moved right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday, per the team's official website. Ross will make his big-league debut on Saturday against the Cubs. He went 2-2 with a 2.81 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 54:12 K:BB ratio over nine starts (51 1/3 innings) in the minors. Cole made three appearances -- including one start -- for the Nationals, notching one save in 9 1/3 innings of work.
Nationals pitcher Craig Stammen is "on the road to recovery" after Sunday's flexor tendon surgery, manager Matt Williams said on Tuesday. Williams said the surgery was a success, and the timetable for his recovery has not yet been determined, per the Washington Times. Williams said it would be "extensive".
Nationals reliever Craig Stammen underwent surgery Sunday to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching arm. There was no ligament damage, but Stammen still needs a 10-month recovery period. He is expected to be ready for spring training, per The Washington Post.
Nationals reliever Craig Stammen is expected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a a torn flexor tendon on Sunday in Washington, DC., reports MASN Sports. The team announced Thursday that Stammen would miss the remainder of the season with the injury. "Bring it on," Stammen said. "I've got another challenge to try to overcome." Stammen allowed two hits and three walks, while recording three strikeouts in four innings this season before landing on the disabled list.
The MRI on Nationals reliever Craig Stammen's right arm revealed a torn flexor tendon, manager Matt Williams said Thursday. Stammen will undergo surgery and likely be out for the season. There is no date set for the surgery, and the timetable for his recovery will be decided on the extent of the tear. Stammen has allowed two hits and three walks, while recording three strikeouts in four innings this season.