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For MLB teams, the “hot stove” season has begun in earnest. Teams are making moves regarding player acquisition and staff reorganization. The Nationals continue to tweak the roster in order to identify the 25 best candidates with which to start the 2015 season.
On Monday, Bill Ladson of MLB.com announced Washington claimed right-handed pitcher Eric Fornataro...
The Washington Nationals have acquired P Eric Fornataro off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fornataro, a 2008 sixth round draft pick, made his major league debut this season for the Cards. He appeared in eight games out of the Cards bullpen and posted a 0-0 record with a 4.66 ERA. The 26 year-old right-hander threw a total of 9.2 innings and yielded 11 hits and 5 runs...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have signed David Bell to a two-year contract as bench coach to replace Mike Aldrete, who left last week for the same role with Oakland.
The 42-year-old Bell was assistant hitting coach last year. He played in the majors for 12 years with six teams including the Cardinals.
Bell was a minor league manager in the Reds organization from 2009-12...
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have hired Bob Miller as vice president and assistant general manager.
The club announced the move Monday.
The 50-year-old Miller spent the past nine seasons with the Cincinnati Reds.
Before that, he worked with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo for seven years in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization.
Notes: The Nationals picked...
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After an Eric Fornataro blown save in the seventh, Memphis regained the lead in the ninth. They scored the game-winning run off a wild pitch to take a 4-3 lead. Jorge Rondon gutted through two walks and a hit to close the game out and knot the series at one. Scott Moore drilled a two-run homer in the first frame to give Memphis an early...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Cardinals have recalled right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis. The 26-year-old -- who has been in the Major Leagues twice this season with the team, but has yet to appear in a game -- will be activated in time for Sunday's finale against the Dodgers.
Rondon was 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 27 appearances at Memphis, striking out 23 batters in...
ST. LOUIS -- After promoting shortstop Pete Kozma and right-hander Eric Fornataro on Monday morning, the Cardinals have called up four players from Memphis in the past eight days.
That none of them has been Oscar Taveras, Randal Grichuk or Stephen Piscotty cannot be a real positive development.
It's not, of course. The promotions are the result of injuries that have caught up...
FORNATARO & KOZMA RECALLED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA)
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 23, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that pitchers Jaime Garcia (left shoulder inflammation) and Michael Wacha (right shoulder stress reaction) have both been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Garcia’s move is retroactive to June 21, and Wacha’s is back-dated to June 18.
#STLCards make several roster moves: Joe Kelly to DL; Keith Butler optioned to Triple-A; Eric Fornataro, Jorge Rondon join big league team.
— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) April 17, 2014
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The last of the 30′s features a couple of potential bullpen arms in Fornataro and Butler, while a move to the ‘pen could be in Whiting’s future as well. The lone offensive player in this grouping is interesting. Rodriguez had probably one of the five best seasons of any batter in the Cards’ organization in 2013. It remains to be seen if the Cards will move him to the outfield...