Fedde was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
With Fedde heading to the minors, it appears either Joe Ross or Austin Voth will open the season as Washington's fifth starter, with the other likely filling a long-relief role. That said, if the regular-season schedule ends up featuring fewer off days and more doubleheaders, the 27-year-old Fedde could be needed with the big club sooner than later.
Fedde remains in the mix to win the No. 5 starter role when the regular season finally begins.
The right-hander put together a solid spring with a 2.45 ERA, 12.3 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB through 7.1 innings, but Fedde is arguably at the back of the pack in the race for the job. Joe Ross, who was considered the favorite coming into camp, posted a 2.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 7.1 innings -- albeit with a shakier 3:4 K:BB -- while Austin Voth rang up a 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 6:1 K:BB in seven frames. If the regular-season schedule ends up featuring fewer off days and more doubleheaders, however, all three pitchers could end up seeing significant workloads for the Nats, either in the rotation or in long relief.
Fedde allowed two hits and two walks over 3.1 scoreless innings while striking out three in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.
The 27-year-old kept himself firmly in the hunt for the Nats' No. 5 starter job with the solid outing. Fedde has posted a 2.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB through 7.1 innings this spring, but he might need Joe Ross to falter over the next couple weeks to win the open spot in the team's rotation.
Fedde allowed one unearned run on one hit and two walks while striking out two across 1.1 innings Sunday against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Fedde was scheduled to pitch two innings, but he was unable to reach that mark after needing 34 pitchers to retire four batters. He was pulled with the bases loaded after allowing a single and walking two in the second frame. Fedde is in competition this spring with Austin Voth and Joe Ross for the final spot in the team's rotation.
Fedde will be available out of the bullpen with Joe Ross (leg) remaining on schedule to start Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Ross was questionable for Saturday's start after taking a comebacker off his leg during his previous outing, but he's been given the all clear. Fedde was the backup option if Ross proved to be unavailable, but he'll now work as a reliever. Fedde has a 4.31 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 38:29 K:BB over 71 innings this season.
Fedde will lose his rotation spot unless Joe Ross (leg) is unable to start Saturday's game against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
We knew either Ross or Fedde would lose a rotation spot with Max Scherzer returning Thursday, and Fedde has lost that spot for now. However, with Ross questionable for his next start after getting hit by a comebacker Monday, Fedde has been told to prepare for that start in case Ross can't go.
Fedde (4-2) gave up four runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out two through five innings to take the win against the Brewers on Sunday.
Given an early 13-run lead, Fedde allowed plenty of baserunners, but he managed to work his way out of trouble to get through five innings with the huge lead intact. Fedde has wins in each of his last three starts. The 26-year-old has a 4.31 ERA and a 38:29 K:BB through 12 starts this season. Max Scherzer is currently scheduled to return this week, so Fedde could be bumped from the rotation.
Fedde is scheduled to start Sunday against the Brewers, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
It was speculated that Max Scherzer (back) could have been ready to return during the weekend series against the Brewers, but that does not appear to be the case. Once Scherzer is ready to return, it's unclear whether Fedde or Joe Ross will be bumped from the rotation, but Fedde will probably receive at least one more start in any case.
Fedde (3-2) gave up two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four through six innings to take the win against the Reds on Monday.
Fedde allowed a leadoff home run in the first inning and another run in the second, but threw four scoreless innings afterwards. Three of the last five outings for Fedde have been quality starts. He has a 4.09 ERA through 16 appearances this season. One of Fedde or Joe Ross is likely to get squeezed from the rotation once Max Scherzer (back) returns, which could be as soon as Sunday against the Brewers.
Fedde is scheduled to make his next start Monday at home against the Reds.
Fedde fired six scoreless innings en route to picking up the win Monday against the Giants, a fine opening for what was expected to be a two-start week for the right-hander. Though Fedde had been lined up to start Sunday versus the Mets in New York, Anibal Sanchez will instead take the hill for his second start of the week after the Nationals elected to use Thursday's off day to reorder their pitching schedule.
Fedde (2-2) tossed six scoreless innings Monday, allowing six hits while striking out two batters and earning the win against San Francisco.
Fedde badly needed a strong outing after getting torched for nine runs his last time out. This time around he let just one runner into scoring position and that happened to come from a Jeff Samardzija double. His ERA still sits at 4.20 with an unimpressive 32:25 K:BB over 60 frames. If he gets another turn in the rotation, Fedde will face the red-hot Mets in New York on Sunday.
Fedde is listed as the expected starter for Monday's game against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Fedde last started Tuesday and always lined up to pitch Monday in San Francisco, but it wasn't known if he would remain in the rotation with Max Scherzer (back) eligible to come off the injured list. Scherzer looks as though he'll require more rehab time, providing Fedde with another start. The 26-year-old has a 4.67 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 30:25 K:BB over 54 innings this season.
Fedde (1-2) was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Braves after surrendering nine runs on nine hits across 3.2 innings. He struck out four and walked four.
Fedde was recalled ahead of Tuesday's start and delivered his worst outing of the season by a considerable margin. The 26-year-old has a 4.67 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 30:25 K:BB over 54 innings this season, and he could be headed back to the minors since Max Scherzer (back) is eligible to return from the injured list before the Nationals will again require a fifth starter.
Fedde was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg on Monday.
Max Scherzer (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move, allowing Fedde to rejoin the Nationals less than a week after his most recent demotion to the minors. According to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post, the 26-year-old Fedde -- who last pitched Wednesday -- will start in place of Scherzer on Tuesday. In eight starts with the big club this season, the right-hander owns a 3.40 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 19:17 K:BB in 39.2 innings.
Fedde did not factor into the decision after pitching four innings in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two and walking two. He was optioned immediately following the game, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Fedde didn't go deep in the game but kept his team in a contest which the Nats would eventually win. The outing brought his season ERA down to 3.40 in 50.1 innings, but his 12.6 percent strikeout rate casts some doubt on the sustainability of that number and limits his fantasy upside. Raudy Read was recalled in a corresponding move.
Fedde has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Fedde was initially slated to take the mound Monday evening, but Mother Nature had other ideas, so his outing has been moved to Wednesday as a result. Patrick Corbin will start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Fedde won't make his scheduled start Monday against the Rockies, as the game has been postponed due to rain, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Fedde was set to receive at least one more turn in the rotation after holding the Orioles to just one run over six innings in his last outing, but he won't take the mound Monday evening. The Nationals have yet to reveal their pitching plans for the rest of the week, but Fedde could take the mound Tuesday.
Fedde is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Rockies.
After being called up from Double-A Harrisburg to start in a game against the Orioles, Fedde initially appeared as though he might be bound for a return trip to the minors after the outing. However, with Max Scherzer (back) failing to progress as expected and fifth starter Austin Voth (biceps) joining the ace on the injured list, Fedde will stick in the rotation for at least one more turn. He'll look to build on his strong showing in Baltimore, where he limited the Orioles to one run over six innings while allowing five hits and no walks.
Fedde didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 9-2 loss to the Orioles, allowing one run on five hits over six innings while striking out two.
The right-hander was in line for his second win of the season after only Trey Mancini was able to solve him for a solo shot in the fourth inning, but the Nats bullpen reverted to its early-season form instead. Fedde's 3.50 ERA through 46.1 big-league innings looks solid, but his 24:19 K:BB leaves a lot to be desired. He'll likely return to the minors with Max Scherzer (back) on track to rejoin the rotation this weekend.
Fedde was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg ahead of his scheduled start against the Orioles on Wednesday.
As expected, Fedde will join the big-league rotation for a spot start with Max Scherzer (back) on the shelf. In 11 appearances with the Nationals this season (six starts), Fedde owns a 3.79 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 22:19 K:BB in 40.1 innings. Adrian Sanchez was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.
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