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November 2, 2015 03:57 PM
Nationals' Nate McLouth: Team option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2015 01:30 AM
Report: Nationals OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) will not return
by Elliot Smith |

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth, who has been out all season with a shoulder injury, will not return this season, per 

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. 

July 10, 2015 10:01 AM
Nationals' Nate McLouth in DC rehabbing after some setbacks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 02:10 PM
Manager: Nationals OF Nate McLouth moving closer to return
by Marty Gitlin |

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.

June 1, 2015 02:52 PM
Nationals' McLouth resumes throwing after getting second MRI
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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."

June 1, 2015 03:04 PM
Nationals place six players on 15-day disabled list
by Brandon Wise |

The Nationals have placed pitcher Erik Davis (elbow), Casey Janssen (shoulder), Nate McLouth (shoulder), Anthony Rendon (knee), Denard Span (abdominal) and Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, the team announced Sunday.

June 1, 2015 03:07 PM
Nationals OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) to start season on DL
by Igor Mello |

As expected, Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth will start the season on the disabled list while he rests his surgically-repaired shoulder. McLouth has yet to resume throwing, per the Washington Post.

"I can still hit," McLouth said. "But after I would hit, and stopped throwing for a little bit, I would hit and fire it back up to where I couldn't throw. … It's frustrating. There's only so many exercises you can do before you start going crazy."

June 1, 2015 03:27 PM
Nationals' Nate McLouth 'in jeopardy' of missing opener
by Igor Mello |

Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that outfielder Nate McLouth's availability for Washington's season-opener is "in jeopardy," according to the Washington Post.

"Right now, it's probably in jeopardy because we haven't been able to get him out there for a number of at-bats and get through a full spring, keeping in mind that he's coming off of a pretty serious surgery," Williams said, per MASN Sports. "So it's a little in jeopardy right now, but we'll continue to work him as if we were trying to get him ready depending on how he feels. We're looking at 15 days from now and him just starting his spring training, you would say he may not be ready in time."

McLouth underwent shoulder surgery back in August, and has yet to take part in a Grapefruit League game. Williams added that McLouth's shoulder still bothers him when he throws. He is not considered to be in for a long rehab process, per the report.

June 1, 2015 03:31 PM
Nationals OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) takes batting practice
by R.J. White |

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth (shoulder) was able to take batting practice and play catch Tuesday morning, reports.

McLouth is feeling better after being scratched from Saturday's lineup with right shoulder soreness. He is working his way back from August shoulder surgery and has yet to take the field in a spring game. However, McLouth hopes to return to game action sometime this week.

June 1, 2015 03:35 PM
Nate McLouth scratched from Nationals' lineup
by Shawn Krest |

Nate McLouth was scratched from the Nationals' starting lineup on Saturday. 

The team didn't specify a reason, but McLouth had appeared in two games after returning from shoulder surgery. 

McLouth was initially listed in the lineup as designated hitter, in the leadoff position. 

June 1, 2015 03:39 PM
Nationals OF Nate McLouth gets two at-bats in spring debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth (shoulder) made his spring debut Wednesday against the Tigers. He came off the bench to go 1 for 2 with one run and one strikeout.

However, McLouth still isn't cleared to play in the field as he works his way back from August shoulder surgery, per

"It's a fairly lengthy rehab, so next week we'll look to get him in the game defensively," Williams said. "He feels good about his swing right now. He's excited."

June 1, 2015 03:54 PM
Nationals' Nate McLouth nearly done with throwing program
by Brandon Wise |

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is getting towards the end of his throwing program to rehab his injured shoulder, reports But, manager Matt Williams doesn't want to take any chances with the injury flaring back up for McLouth.

"Once he gets sore, then we got to shut him down for a few days," Williams said. "So we don't want to get there."

McLouth is recovering from shoulder surgery that took place in August to repair a torn labrum. He is getting close to adding more distance to long toss.

"It doesn't hurt, and nothing I've done has made it hurt at all," McLouth said. "So it's fine. Now it's just a matter of getting more distance."

June 1, 2015 03:57 PM
Nationals taking a cautious approach with Nate McLouth
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday the team will take a cautious approach with outfielder Nate McLouth, who has started a throwing program coming off shoulder surgery in August.

"If we were to say at the end of this week that we're going to play a game and Nate was going to go two innings, we probably wouldn't do that at this point because he has got to go through that progression," Williams said, per "What that timeframe depends on is how he feels. You can look at the big picture and say well, you need X amount of rehab for this particular surgery. Everybody is different, of course. But we want to make sure that when he's ready to play, he's ready, because we don't want a setback.

"That being said, he's going through the progression of all of his throwing, he's hitting right now. He doesn't have an issue with that. It's going to get sore, we know it. So there's going to be days where he's going to have to just shut it down for that particular day. Which is frustrating because you want to play. We'll get through spring training with him and kind of monitor him on an everyday basis to see where he is at and act accordingly."

June 1, 2015 03:59 PM
Nationals' Williams: McLouth, Werth limited, Span a full-go Thursday
by Igor Mello |

Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that everyone arrived at camp as of Wednesday. He said that Nate McLouth (shoulder) and Jayson Werth (shoulder) will be limited on Thursday, and Denard Span (hernia) will be a "full-go," per the Washington Times.

June 1, 2015 04:04 PM
Nationals' Nate McLouth not 100 percent just yet
by Chris Cwik |

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is not 100 percent yet, according to

McLouth was shut down in August due to the injury, and had season-ending surgery to repair his labrum. McLouth has been able to take part in drills, but said it's a matter of ramping up his activity. "The thing I still have to work up to is the endurance, the volume," he said. "I’ve been swinging fine, throwing fine. But when you get down here and start getting into the season, the volume just increases, the intensity."

McLouth added that he's happy with the way his shoulder feels thus far. While he may be restricted early, McLouth believes he should be cleared shortly after spring games begin. 

McLouth hit .173 over 139 at-bats before he was shut down. 

June 2, 2015 04:46 AM
Nationals' McLouth (shoulder) expects to be 100 percent this spring
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth said he will be 100 percent this spring coming off August shoulder surgery, per The Washington Post. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum.

"It’s been a long process, I think it’s been like three and a half months since I’ve had the surgery, something like that, and like I said it’s definitely been monotonous, but I can definitely feel it getting stronger," McLouth said. "I saw a doctor [Friday] here, and he said it’s looking pretty good."

June 2, 2015 05:44 AM
Nationals activate Nate McLouth, Taylor Jordan from DL
by Chris Cwik |

The Nationals have activated Nate McLouth and Taylor Jordan from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Players can't remain on the 60-day DL throughout the offseason, so the moves were expected. McLouth had surgery on his labrum in August. Jordan spent most of the season injured before undergoing arm surgery in October. 

June 2, 2015 07:07 AM
Nate McLouth will need season-ending labrum surgery
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is set to miss the remainder of the season after the team announced he will require surgery to repair his right labrum Tuesday.

McLouth will go under the knife Thursday to repair his shoulder, after and MRI revealed more damage than initially thought. He has been out since suffering the injury in early August, and finished the season hitting .173/.280/.237 in 139 at-bats. 

McLouth is still under contract with the Nationals for $5 million in 2015, the final season of a two-year deal.  

June 2, 2015 07:08 AM
Nate McLouth to have enhanced MRI on shoulder
by Chris Cwik |

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth will have an advanced MRI on his a shoulder, according to CSN. 

McLouth hasn't recovered as quickly as the team had hoped, and he'll go for more tests on his shoulder. He's been out since August 1 due to the injury.

June 2, 2015 07:11 AM
Nate McLouth hasn't started baseball activities yet
by Chris Cwik |

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth has not started to perform baseball activities yet, according to The Washington Post.

McLouth is eligible to return from the disabled list Sunday, but that doesn't seem likely. He's still building his strength, according to manager Matt Williams. "He’s strengthening at this point," Williams said. "At some point here, we’ll get him back out and start testing it a little bit. He’s on target."

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