|June 17 9:22 AM PT10:22 AM MT11:22 AM CT12:22 PM ET12:22 ET16:22 GMT0:22 CST9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST11:52 AM VEN20:22 UAE11:22 AM CT-The Nationals have designated struggling reliever Brad Lidge for assignment and activated reliever Ryan Mattheus. The Nationals made the move before Sunday's game against the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Lidge signed a $1 million, one-year contract as a free agent to add veteran bullpen depth behind closer Drew Storen and All-Star Tyler Clippard, but the 35-year-old reliever couldn't find the form that made him a two-time All-Star with Houston and Philadelphia. He went 0-1 with two saves and a 9.64 ERA in 11 appearances with the Nationals, and opponents were batting .308 against him.
|June 7 10:14 AM PT11:14 AM MT12:14 PM CT1:14 PM ET13:14 ET17:14 GMT1:14 CST10:14 AM MST12:14 PM EST12:44 PM VEN21:14 UAE12:14 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have reshuffled their bullpen, reinstating right-hander Brad Lidge from the disabled list and putt righty Henry Rodriguez on the DL. Lidge gave up one run in 1 1-3 innings during a two-game rehabilitation assignment with Class A Potomac. He rejoined the Nationals for Thursday's game against the Mets.
Analysis: Lidge is 0-0 with two saves and a 5.14 ERA in seven games with Washington this season. The 35-year-old reliever has missed the past 38 games because of an abdominal injury