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Ryan Mattheus | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.
The veteran right-hander has had a rough season at Triple-A, compiling a 5.91 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 36/12 K/BB ratio over his 42 2/3 innings. He'll provide another option for the Nationals in the middle innings. Sep 6 - 12:44 PM

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Nationals optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move clears a spot for Thursday's starter, Blake Treinen. Mattheus has pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in two stints with the Nationals this season.
May 21 - 8:19 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.

Mattheus is unscored upon during his three relief innings with the big club this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
May 18 - 11:06 AM

Nationals optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move clears a spot for Tuesday's starter, Blake Treinen. Mattheus has tossed three scoreless innings with the Nationals this season and should return to the big club soon.
May 6 - 12:06 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.

Taylor Jordan was sent down in a corresponding roster move. Mattheus fell behind this spring due to inflammation of a tendon in his chest and had a 5.40 ERA and 8/3 K/BB ratio over 10 innings in Triple-A this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Apr 29 - 2:08 PM

Ryan Mattheus will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

It's not clear yet what the Nationals' corresponding move will be. Mattheus held a 6.37 ERA in 37 appearances last season for the Nats but posted a 2.84 mark over 101 games from 2011-12.
Apr 28 - 9:45 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse.

Mattheus was slowed this spring due to inflammation of a tendon in his chest. Once healthy, he shouldn't need many appearances in the minors before being an option for the Nats' bullpen.
Mar 30 - 12:08 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Thursday that Ryan Mattheus (chest) will not be ready for the start of the season.

Mattheus, sidelined for most of the spring due to inflammation of a tendon in his chest, made his spring debut on Thursday and there simply isn't enough time left on the calendar for him to be ready for Opening Day. However, he should join Washington's bullpen by mid-April if all goes well.
Mar 20 - 4:23 PM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) will make his first appearance of the spring on Thursday.

Mattheus has missed all the action thus far due to, in short, chest inflammation. The right-hander threw to hitters on Monday, and he'll get his first taste of game action Thursday afternoon. Mattheus may still have enough time to earn a bullpen job, but Nationals manager Matt Williams has also been impressed with right-hander Aaron Barrett. Barrett may be a candidate for Mattheus' spot should the 30-year-old not be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 19 - 7:22 PM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) threw to hitters Monday for the first time this spring.

Mattheus fell behind this spring after being diagnosed with costochondritis, which is inflammation of a tendon in his chest, but he said he felt "really good" while using all of his pitches Monday. Relievers typically don't need much work to get ready for the season, but he's going to be cutting it pretty close.
Mar 17 - 5:31 PM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) will throw live batting practice Monday.

It will be the first time he's faced hitters since being diagnosed with costochondritis, which is inflammation of a tendon in his chest. There's a chance that Mattheus will still have time to get ready for Opening Day.
Mar 16 - 8:32 AM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) was cleared to resume throwing after a checkup with Nationals trainers Tuesday.

Mattheus was shut down for about two weeks with costochondritis -- inflammation of a tendon in his chest. He will hope to catch up to the other relievers in Nationals camp before the start of the 2014 regular season.
Mar 4 - 8:56 AM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) has yet to be cleared to resume throwing.

Mattheus is dealing with costochondritis, which is inflammation of a tendon in his chest. He's expected to start throwing again at some point later this week and should still have time to get ready for the season if he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 2 - 8:37 AM

Ryan Mattheus said Tuesday that he's dealing with costochondritis, which is inflammation of a tendon in his chest.

It's good news under the circumstances and the expectation is that Mattheus may need to rest for one or two weeks. However, he could be cutting it close to be ready for the season.
Feb 25 - 8:43 AM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) may be shut down for 1-2 weeks.

Mattheus underwent an MRI this weekend for an upper chest injury. "There's a joint in there that connects the cartilage to the sternum. I think I might have irritated the cartilage or an intercostal muscle or messed a rib up or something," the right-hander told reporters on Sunday. "I felt it after my second bullpen." This could obviously affect his ability to be 100 percent ready on Opening Day.
Feb 24 - 9:53 AM

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1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
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3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Ryan Zimmerman
LF1Bryce Harper
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CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Rafael Soriano
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen