McLouth (shoulder) had his team option declined Monday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. McLouth signed a two-year deal with the Nationals in 2013, but hit just .173 in 2014 before missing the entire 2015 season with a torn labrum. Given his unclear health status and recent struggles at the big league level, the 34-year-old may struggle to find a big league contract in free agency.
Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth, who has been out all season with a shoulder injury, will not return this season, per MLB.com. McLouth was also injured for most of the last season, and the report suggests McLouth recently had another procedure on his shoulder. McLouth has a third-year option with the Nationals, but it's likely the team will buy him out. He hit .173 in 79 games with Washington.
Nationals manager Matt Williams said outfielder Nate McLouth is back in Washington, DC, rehabbing after having some "hiccups" in his recovery from shoulder surgery, according to the Washington Times. Williams said McLouth needs to build up strength before throwing again.
Veteran Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is still sidelined from a shoulder injury and resulting surgery. He has not played all season, but Matt Williams believes he could be closing in on a return, per the Washington Post. McLouth has been throwing and taking live batting practice. There is no timetable for him to come back yet. His last major league at-bat was Aug. 1.
Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth underwent a second MRI on his surgically repaired shoulder, which showed no further issues, manager Matt Williams said Tuesday. Williams added McLouth, who has resumed his throwing program, "feels better" after receiving a cortisone injection. "No issues. Everything's there. Everything's repaired. Everything's OK," Williams said, per The Washington Times. "He just had a setback. When that happens you shut him down and make sure nothing's going on. Luckily, nothing's going on."
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