• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Nationals reassign six players to minor-league camp

    The Nationals announced Friday they reassigned infielder Cutter Dykstra, infielder Emmanuel Burriss, catcher Steven Lerud, infielder/outfielder Kila Ka'aihue, outfielder Derrick Robinson and pitcher Manny Delcarmen to minor-league camp.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Nats announce minor-league signings of Mike Carp, Steven Lerud

    The Nationals announced the minor-league signings of outfielder Mike Carp and catcher Steven Lerud on Tuesday, per the team's official website. Both players will receive an invitation to big-league spring training. Carp hit .175/.289/.230 over 126 at-bats last season, 86 of which came with Boston. Lerud has only 15 career plate appearances.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Jason Hursh, Tommy La Stella headline Braves' non-roster invitees

    The Braves have invited 22 non-roster players to participate in major-league spring training, highlighted by pitcher Jason Hursh and infielder Tommy La Stella, MLB.com reports. The Braves' other invitees include pitchers Lay Batista, J.R. Graham, Mark Lamm, Cody Martin, Yunesky Maya, Daniel Rodriguez, Gus Schlosser, Atahualpa Severino, Shae Simmons and Ian Thomas; catchers Matt Kennelly, Steven Lerud, Braeden Schlehuber and Jose Yepez; outfielder Matt Lipka; and infielders Mat Gamel, Phil Gosselin, Tyler Greene, Mark Hamilton and Edward Salcedo. The Braves' first-round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, Hursh allowed two earned runs in 27 innings while striking out 15 and walking 10 at Class A Rome in his first season with the organization. La Stella, who could compete for a starting role at second base, hit .343/.422/.473 with four home runs, 41 RBI and seven stolen bases in 283 at-bats with Double-A Mississippi last season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Braves sign Steven Lerud to minor-league deal

    The Braves have signed catcher Steven Lerud to a minor-league deal. Lerud hit .217/.353/.311 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 180 at-bats with Triple-A Lehigh Valley last season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Steven Lerud optioned to Triple-A

    The Phillies optioned catcher Steven Lerud to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Tuesday to clear a roster spot for Carlos Ruiz, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list. Lerud was hitless in five at-bats (four strikeouts) in six games for Philadelphia.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Steven Lerud recalled from Triple-A

    The Phillies recalled catcher Steven Lerud from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Sunday after placing Erik Kratz (left knee) on the 15-day disabled list. Lerud was up in 2012 for the Phillies, batting .200 (2 for 10) in three games.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Phillies reassign Steven Lerud to minors

    The Phillies announced Saturday catcher Steven Lerud has been reassigned to the minors. Lerud hit .235/.409/.471 in 22 plate appearances this spring, but the team chose Humberto Quintero as its No. 2 catcher.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies' battle for backup catcher job heats up

    The Phillies are still deciding who will back up Erik Kratz at catcher to begin the season with Carlos Ruiz serving a 25-game suspension, according The Philadelphia Inquirer. Humberto Quintero was considered the favorite at the beginning of the spring, but Steven Lerud has impressed the coaching staff with his defense, making it a tougher decision as the spring winds down. "I'd love to make the big-league team and be a part of what they have going on here, but I just have to keep doing what I'm doing and let everything play out how it's going to," Lerud said. Lerud is batting .235 this spring, while Quintero is hitting .296.

  • by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Phils put Schneider on DL

    Phillies catcher Brian Schneider was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with a strained hamstring. Steven LeRud was called up to take his roster spot.