‘in the pocket’
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The Nationals continue to deal chips before the July 31 trade deadline this afternoon with news that infielder Cristian Guzman is going to the Texas Rangers in return for a few prospects.
Guzman has played in 550 games for the Nationals, second only to Ryan Zimmerman.
Guzman was also the longest tenured Nat whose service to the team had been uninterrupted. Additionally, he was on the team’s original 2005 Opening Day roster.
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Matt Capps is one of the reasons Nationals baseball had an exciting ride early this year. There’s no denying that.
The team’s lone All-Star representative in 2010 was traded to the Minnesota Twins last night for catcher Wilson Ramos and left-hander Joe Testa. Both are prospect players who will start their time with the Nationals on the farm. Ramos will start at Class Triple-A Syracuse and Testa will report to Class-A Potomoc.
The 26-year-old Capps came to Washington during the off-season as a free agent. He signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal. In many ways, he was the boy with the golden touch for the Nationals bullpen who had often struggled before Capps came in as a stabilizer. Continue reading