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Roster review: Felipe Rivero

Age on Opening Day 2016: 24

How acquired: Traded with C Jose Lobaton and OF Drew Vettleson from Tampa Bay for RHP Nate Karns, Feb. 2014… 315 more words

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Rivero adds to impressive rookie year with first save

ATLANTA — Felipe Rivero arrived at his first big-league spring training a promising-but-raw starter who figured to spend the season perfecting his stuff in the minors, hoping perhaps someday well down the road an opportunity would open for him to join the Nationals’ stacked rotation. 472 more words

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Nationals let another one slip away

You’re not going to win every game. Nobody does. But when you’ve got significant ground to make up and not a lot of time to do it, you can’t afford to give away games that were there for the taking. 998 more words

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Game on

There were any number of moments Friday night at Citi Field that could have stood on their own merits as epic examples of what pennant race baseball is all about. 731 more words

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There IS crying in baseball. Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off home run!

There was some confusion on Wednesday when the Mets and Brewers apparently agreed on a deal involving All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez. The Mets were to get Gomez in exchange for pitcher Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores. 166 more words

Nats bullpen in latest state of flux

It was cause for concern in April, but then cause for comfort in May. What, then, will the Nationals’ bullpen cause in June: Soothing relief or heartburn? 593 more words

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Rivero recalled, Grace optioned to AAA

The Nationals have recalled left-hander Felipe Rivero from Class AAA, optioning Matt Grace to Syracuse to address a bullpen that was overworked and ineffective during this weekend’s sweep in Cincinnati. 205 more words

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