Catching Up On Transactions

Here’s a rundown of player movement from the past week or so.

Having been on vacation in Tennessee the past week, I’m still wading through the detritus of unattended e-mail and RSS feeds. Also lost in the shuffle, has been a whole bunch of transactions, the past week of which I’ll try to summarize for folks:


  • IF  Danny Espinosa called up to Washington, placed on 40-man roster
  • CA Wilson Ramos recalled to Washington
  • LHP Ross Detwiler reassigned from Potomac
  • RHP Collin Balester to be recalled to Washington after 10-day option period expires (September 4)
  • LHP Victor Garate demoted to Harrisburg
  • RHP Yunesky Maya promoted from Potomac
  • RHP Garrett Mock promoted from Harrisburg


  • Adrian Alaniz promoted from Potomac
  • LHP Chuck James placed on 7-day DL


  • Nick Moresi placed on 7-Day DL
  • Marcus Jones promoted from Hagerstown
  • Zach Dials demoted from Harrisburg


  • Sammy Solis assigned from Washington Nationals
  • Michael Taylor promoted from GCL
  • Randolph Oduber promoted from GCL


  • Robbie Ray assigned from Washington Nationals
  • A.J. Cole assigned from Washington Nationals
  • Kevin Cahill placed on Inactive List
  • Cameron Selik placed on 60-Day DL
  • Jack Walker transferred from 7-Day DL to 60-Day DL
  • Christian Meza promoted from GCL
  • Ryan Mattheus promoted from GCL
  • Billy Ott promoted from GCL

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

6 thoughts on “Catching Up On Transactions”

  1. Thanks Sue: As I said earlier, bodies flying all over the system. Maybe the Nationals will give Brian a ‘nice parting gift’, and promote Wilkie once the season ends for Syracuse.

  2. @BinM
    WilkieMania would be awesome. Need to look at the 40-man a bit to try to get a sense of possible additional callups. We know Maya will likely be one. Wonder if the El Duque departure was related to Rizzo’s desire to make Chuck James a potential veteran reliever callup from Harrisburg over El Duque. James has certainly done a better job over a longer period of time and has more potential long term value.

  3. Guys, I’ve been thinking that Wilkie won’t get called up because of Rule 5 issues. Then again, I thought that might be why they wouldn’t call up Espinosa. This will be the first time since they moved from Montreal that there’s going to be some sweating come Rule 5 draft time in the F.O.

    Sue, thanks for the needed clarity on what’s going on. It’s looking more and more that you’re going to get your wish on ‘age appropriate’ players at Potomac next year. Especially the outfield, with Macus Jones, Eury Perez, and Destin Hood stating there next year. Plus, Randolph Oduber doesn’t figure to stay in Hagerstown (he says hopefully) very long in ’10.
    Eury Perez’s stats at Hagerstown are eye-popping, and a rocket arm to boot.

  4. @Mark L
    How much have you seen of Perez? I’ve only seen him once at Hagerstown and I wasn’t aware that his arm was that strong. I’ve always thought of him as a Nyjer Morgan/Juan Pierre type and I didn’t realize his arm was decent.

  5. I watched Eury all year…I think of him more like a softball slap hitter. He just manages to get on base anyway he can and then steals his way around. Not too sure about his fielding; I like JP better.

  6. Sue, what’s your DM? (or you can just DM me.) I have a quick question for you that’s better asked offline.

    – SpringfieldFan, another refugee happy to find a new Nats MiLB home

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