The Long-Awaited Arrival Of Lucas Giolito

The Long-Awaited Arrival Of Lucas Giolito As a former first-round pick (16th overall in 2012) who later became one of Major League Baseball’s premier prospects, there was optimism right-hander Lucas Giolito would develop into a front-line starter in the pros. It just took longer than expected. Seven years after the Nationals selected him, it looks…

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Nationals Shut Down Jeremy Hellickson

Nationals Shut Down Jeremy Hellickson Nationals righty Jeremy Hellickson has been sidelined since mid May due to a shoulder strain, and it doesn’t appear as though he’ll be returning in the near future. Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com tweeted today that the Nats have shut Hellickson down from throwing due to ongoing soreness in his problematic…

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Tigers’ Harrison Has Partial Hamstring Tear; Mercer’s Rehab Assignment Halted

Tigers’ Harrison Has Partial Hamstring Tear; Mercer’s Rehab Assignment Halted The Tigers’ offseason pickups of Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer (in addition to reuniting the longtime Pirates’ middle-infield tandem) were supposed to help stabilize the middle infield and perhaps give the team a pair of affordable summer trade chips. To this point, though, that hasn’t…

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