Qfter he took Nationals' job in November 2015, Washington manager Dusty Baker made a call to Tanner Roark and asked the pitcher his preferred role. Roark was 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA in 31 starts in 2014 and dropped to 4-7 with a 4.38 ERA in 2015, when he made 12 starts and 28 relief appearances.
Matt Wieters is a National. Dusty Baker made it pretty clear on Tuesday that the Nats were going to see who else would be interested in having Derek Norris on their team. Max Scherzer had been using a modified grip to play catch until Monday, when he threw with his normal, two-fingered grip for a little
WEST PALM BEACH — As presidential races go, Calvin Coolidge ran a hard one earlier this month. Maybe a little too hard. After crossing the finish line on a grassy field off Military Trail, he nearly collapsed, saved only by a chain link fence upon which he rested his weary head, all 50 pounds of it.