• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Chad Tracy retires

    Third baseman Chad Tracy, who was released by the Angels late in spring training, has called it quits. The 33-year-old Tracy, who hit a home run in his last major league game with Washington, retires with a .274 lifetime batting average and 84 home runs, including 47 combined in his peak seasons with Arizona in 2005 and 2006.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Three veterans released among Angels moves Sunday

    The Angels announced Sunday they released Carlos Pena, Yorvit Torrealba and Chad Tracy. Sunday was the deadline to put them on the 40-man roster. The Angels also reassigned pitcher Wade LeBlanc to minor-league camp.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Chad Tracy signs minor-league deal with Angels

    The Angels signed first baseman/third baseman Chad Tracy to a minor-league deal, which includes an invite to spring training, according to The Los Angeles Times. Tracy hit .202 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 92 games for Washington last season.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Dan Haren, Chad Tracy enter free agency

    Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren and third baseman Chad Tracy have filed for free agency. Haren played the bigger role in 2013, going 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 31 appearances, including 30 starts. He was better in the second half, posting a 3.52 ERA, but has said he doesn't expect to generate much interest after a down year.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Chad Tracy back in action

    Nationals infielder Chad Tracy made a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Giants. It was his first appearance since he was scratched with neck stiffness on Friday. He grounded out to first in his only plate appearance of the night. He is hitting .175 with three homers and six RBI in 103 at-bats.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Chad Tracy held out Sunday

    Nationals infielder Chad Tracy was held out of Sunday's series finale, just two days after being scratched with a stiffness in his neck. Tracy does not see everyday at-bats, so his status for Tuesday's series opener against the Giants remains uncertain.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Chad Tracy remains sidelined

    Nationals infielder Chad Tracy was not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies, one day after being scratched with a stiffness in his next.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Chad Tracy dealing with neck stiffness

    Nationals first baseman Chad Tracy was a late scratch from Friday's game against the Phillies due to neck stiffness. He is hitting .176/.208/.294 with three homers and six RBI in 102 at-bats this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Nationals trying to 'improve' team for '2013 and beyond'

    Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Saturday he's been talking with teams as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nears, according to The Washington Times. "We've got a lot of trade discussions," Rizzo said. "We've received calls, we've made calls. I'm not going to go much more into it than that other than we're going to do what we do at every trade deadline: we're going to try to improve this ballclub for 2013 and beyond." Rizzo did mention he would like to upgrade the team's bench. With left-handed hitters Chad Tracy and Roger Bernadina batting under .200, the Nationals might look to add a left-handed hitter to their bench. "If we could tweak or improve certain spots on the bench, I think that would be one place that we would attack," Rizzo said. "But we've got ourselves a pretty talented group of guys that we're committed to and we like where we're at."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Chad Tracy hits third home run

    Nationals first baseman Chad Tracy hit his third home run of the season in the top of the ninth inning Monday against the Phillies to tie the game and hand closer Jonathan Papelbon his first blown save. Tracy pinch-hit for starter Dan Haren in the seventh inning, remaining in to play first base. It was Tracy's second homer in the last three games after enduring a 0-for-21 slump. He has hit .152/.188/.288 in 66 at-bats.