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Brad Lidge | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/23/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
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Brad Lidge will sign a one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the Phillies on Thursday.
Lidge is going to be on hand at Citizens Bank Park to throw out the first pitch and take part in a small retirement ceremony. He already announced in December that he was done with baseball for good, so this is all pageantry. The right-hander had a 3.54 ERA and 225 saves in 11 major league seasons -- four spent in Philadelphia. Mon, Jul 29, 2013 11:19:00 AM

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Brad Lidge has announced his retirement.

Lidge, 35, appeared in just nine games with the Nationals last season before being released. He'll end his 11-year career with a 3.54 ERA, 799 strikeouts, and 225 saves. His best season came in 2008, when he finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting and eighth in MVP.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 10:06:00 PM

Brad Lidge told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that he hasn't decided whether he'll come back and pitch for another team this season.

Lidge was released by the Nationals earlier this week after being designated for assignment. The veteran right-hander has instructed his agents to take calls from interested teams, but he hasn't made up his mind about whether he will return in 2012. "I am healthy, but based on the path I would have to take to get back to the bigs this year I am not sure I will be jumping back in right now," said Lidge. "No official decision one way or another, but mostly I am not happy that I rushed back from surgery before I was ready only to be designated for assignment a couple of days later."
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 06:08:00 PM

Nationals released RHP Brad Lidge.

Lidge was designated for assignment by the Nationals last weekend and passed through waivers with ease. However, he should draw plenty of interest on the open market now that he can sign at the league minimum. The veteran right-hander posted an ugly 9.64 ERA and 10/11 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 innings with Washington.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 06:06:00 PM

Nationals designed RHP Brad Lidge for assignment.

Lidge has struggled with his command since returning from the disabled list and has appeared in just 11 games with the Nationals. He could draw interest on waivers and be a factor during the second half of the season if he eventually proves his health.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 11:48:00 AM

Nationals activated RHP Brad Lidge from the 15-day disabled list.

Lidge finished up his rehab assignment on a strong note Wednesday night, fanning two batters in a perfect inning at High-A Potomac. He won't be thrust back into high-pressure situations right away, but the veteran righty could be in line for save opportunities down the road.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 12:51:00 PM

Brad Lidge (hernia surgery) pitched a perfect inning Wednesday in his second rehab appearance for High-A Potomac.

Lidge got a pair of swinging strikeouts and a groundout, which is a lot better than what he did the first time out. The veteran right-hander is expected to make 1-2 more appearances before rejoining the Nats.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 09:32:00 PM

Brad Lidge (hernia surgery) allowed a run on two hits and a walk over just 1/3 of an inning in his first rehab appearance with High-A Potomac Monday.

Lidge was then yanked after reaching his pitch count limit. It's not an ideal showing, obviously, but the Nationals are just worried about whether or not he's healthy. Lidge is expected to make 2-3 more appearances before rejoining the Nats.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 08:11:00 PM

Brad Lidge (hernia surgery) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Single-A Potomac.

Lidge is reportedly ahead of schedule and will pitch in rehab games Monday, Wednesday, and Friday before being evaluated. If all goes well, he could return for the Nationals' June 11 series against the Blue Jays. The veteran right-hander could push his way into high-leverage situations shortly thereafter.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 03:55:00 PM

Brad Lidge (hernia surgery) is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Monday.

Lidge is reportedly ''ahead of schedule'' and will pitch in rehab games Monday, Wednesday, and Friday before being evaluated. If all goes well, he could return for the Nationals' June 11 series against the Blue Jays.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 01:29:00 PM

Brad Lidge (hernia surgery) has started throwing to hitters at the Nationals' complex in Viera, Florida.

Lidge is now exactly one month removed from hernia surgery. He'll likely head out on a rehab assignment soon and should come close to meeting his goal of returning on June 15.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 04:54:00 PM

Brad Lidge threw a bullpen session Wednesday for the first time since undergoing hernia surgery on May 1.

Lidge could head to the team's spring complex in Viera, Florida on Thursday and should soon be ready for a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran right-hander is currently aiming to return from the disabled list on June 15.
Wed, May 23, 2012 03:52:00 PM

Brad Lidge is slated to throw a bullpen session Wednesday for the first time since undergoing hernia surgery on May 1.

If all goes well, he'll head to the team's complex in Viera, Florida on Thursday to ramp up the rehab process. He's currently aiming to rejoin the Nats' bullpen on June 15.
Mon, May 21, 2012 04:02:00 PM

Brad Lidge (hernia) is scheduled for a follow-up with his doctor in Philadelphia early next week.

Assuming all goes well, Lidge will throw off the mound for the first time Wednesday. He's expected to head to the team's complex in Viera, Florida from there before going out on a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran right-hander hopes to return from the disabled list on June 15.
Fri, May 18, 2012 10:00:00 PM

Brad Lidge threw off flat ground Monday for the first time since undergoing hernia surgery on May 1.

Lidge will likely need a minor league rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list, so he's currently aiming to return in the second or third week of June. Henry Rodriguez has been inconsistent this season, but he should continue to hold down the closer role for now.
Mon, May 14, 2012 04:19:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Kevin Frandsen
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Zach Walters
LF1Bryce Harper
2Tyler Moore
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Blake Treinen
8Erik Davis
9Ross Ohlendorf