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Victor Arano: Elects to become free agent
Arano (shoulder) elected free agency Thursday after passing through waivers unclaimed, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Arano did not pitch at any level with the Nationals this season after being diagnosed with a right shoulder strain in March and undergoing a surgical repair in June. The 28-year-old reliever enjoyed a good run of success with the Phillies between 2017-19, but he's battled both injuries and ineffectiveness over the last handful of years.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Needs shoulder surgery
Arano will undergo right shoulder surgery later this month, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Arano has been on the injured list all season due to a lingering shoulder injury that is now going to require a surgical repair. Even if it's a relatively minor procedure, the 28-year-old seems doubtful to pitch at the MLB level in 2023. He posted a 4.50 ERA in 42 innings of relief with the Nationals in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Placed on 60-day IL
The Nationals placed Arano on the 60-day injured list Thursday with a right shoulder strain, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
Arano has been shut down since mid-March and now will be out until at least late May. It's not clear when he might resume throwing.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Likely to head to 60-day IL
Arano (shoulder) is expected to open the season on the Nationals' 60-day injured list, a source tells Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post.
Arano made two appearances in Grapefruit League play before being shut down earlier this month after being diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement. Though the injury typically isn't one that entails a lengthy absence, the Nationals could be inclined to take a more cautious approach with Arano given that he missed time in 2020 and 2022 on account of shoulder concerns. When healthy, Arano is expected to serve as a middle-innings or setup option out of the Washington bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Shut down with shoulder injury
Arano will be shut down for 10 days due to a right shoulder impingement, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Arano's 2022 season ended with a right shoulder strain, so this news isn't ideal. He'll be re-evaluated following his 10-day shutdown period and will undoubtedly will require a stint on the injured list to start the season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Reaches deal for 2023
Arano agreed to a one-year, $925,000 contract with the Nationals on Friday to avoid arbitration, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Arano made 43 appearances for the Nationals in 2022 and had a 4.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 44:12 K:BB across 42 innings. The 27-year-old is likely to open 2023 in middle relief but could see high-leverage chances with a strong start to the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Shelved with shoulder strain
The Nationals placed Arano on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain.
Arano's placement on the IL is retroactive to Friday, making him eligible for activation as soon as Sept. 17 if his shoulder issue proves to be a minor concern. The right-hander had been sharp over his last seven relief appearances prior to landing on the IL, as he struck out 11 over 6.2 scoreless innings while allowing eight baserunners.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Shaky in return
Arano (knee) allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks without recording a strikeout in one inning during Friday's 10-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Arano's return after more than a six-week absence wasn't a great one, though an error by Maikel Franco extended the Diamondbacks' eighth-inning rally. Arano allowed only one baserunner while striking out five over three innings in three appearances with Triple-A Rochester after his rehab progressed past rookie ball. The right-hander has a 5.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB in 24.1 innings this year, but he'll likely handle mostly low-leverage work for now.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Activated from injured list
Arano (knee) was activated from the injured list Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Arano missed over six weeks of action with the injury, but he completed a rehab assignment and is ready to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Cleared for rehab assignment
Arano (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at the Nationals' spring training site in West Palm Beach, Fla. this week, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Arano has been sidelined since June 6 with a bone bruise and inflammation in his left knee. Before sustaining the injury, he had been one of the Nationals' more reliable setup options, pitching to a 5.01 ERA (2.73 FIP) and 1.20 WHIP while gathering four holds and one save across 23.1 innings. Assuming he endures no setbacks in his recovery from the knee injury during his rehab assignment, Arano could have a chance at making it back from the 15-day injured list in the final week before the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Completes 'light' bullpen session
Arano (knee) tossed 20 pitches Monday in what Nationals manager Dave Martinez described as a "light" bullpen session, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Arano should ramp up the intensity of his throwing in his subsequent workouts, but his ability to get back on the mound in any capacity is a good sign after he had been shut down from throwing for about two weeks due to the inflammation and bone bruise in his left knee. Before the injury shelved him, Arano had started to gain traction in the late innings for Washington. He maintains an unremarkable 5.01 ERA on the season, but a 22.1 K-BB% and 2.41 SIERA are better indicators of how well he's pitched across his 24 relief appearances.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Shut down with bone bruise
Manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Arano was diagnosed with a "bad bone bruise" in his left knee, and the right-hander isn't expected to start a throwing program within the next two weeks, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Arano landed on the injured list Monday and is eligible to be activated June 21, but he's set to be sidelined beyond the 15-day minimum. The right-hander doesn't have a clear recovery timeline, but he isn't likely to return until July at the earliest.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Placed on 15-day IL
Arano was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday with left knee inflammation.
Arano left Sunday's contest early after taking a spill trying to field a ground ball. He will now be away from the team for at least 15 days as he nurses the injury. Dee Strange-Gordon was activated off the paternity list Monday, filling Arano's roster spot, but the Nationals will likely look to call up an arm from Triple-A Rochester in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Exits with lower-body injury
Arano left Sunday's game against the Reds with a lower-body injury, Andrew Golden of the Washington Post reports.
He tried to field a groundball and fell down awkwardly before walking off under his own power, albeit with a limp. The team should soon provide an official injury designation for Arano.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Notches first save of season
Arano worked a perfect 10th inning Wednesday to record his first save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Marlins.
The right-hander didn't walk or strike out anyone and needed only nine pitches (six strikes) to get through the heart of Miami's order. Arano is having a solid comeback this season after not pitching in the majors since 2019, posting a 4.32 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 22:4 K:BB through 16.2 innings with two holds, and he could begin to see more consistent high-leverage work in a Nationals bullpen that remains unsettled.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Pitch mix fueling success
Arano credits his success early this season to reducing usage of his four-seam fastball in favor of his sinker and slider, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The 27-year-old right-hander has emerged as a viable high-leverage arm for the Nationals, posting a 14:1 K:BB through his first nine innings this year with a 2.00 ERA and two holds. Arano had some success with the Phillies in 2018, but injuries the following season derailed his career until he got another chance with Washington this spring. If he can stay healthy, he could provide some stability to a Nats bullpen that desperately needs it.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Picks up first hold
Arano gave up a hit and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning Sunday to record his first hold of the season in a loss to the Pirates.
The 27-year-old right-hander took over for Patrick Corbin in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and one out, and while Arano allowed two of those inherited runners to score, his own line remained clean. He hadn't pitched in the majors since 2019 prior to breaking camp in the Nationals' bullpen, but he's put together a strong start to the year with a 2.84 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 10:0 K:BB through 6.1 innings. With roles in the Washington 'pen still in flux, Arano could work his way into a consistent setup gig before long.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Makes Opening Day roster
Arano will break camp in the big-league bullpen, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Arano came to camp on a minor-league deal but impressed enough to earn a roster spot. He hasn't thrown a major-league inning since 2019, due at least partially to injuries, but he's just 27 years old and has a 2.65 ERA in 74.2 career MLB frames.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Victor Arano: Joins Nationals
Arano signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals on Wednesday, according to the MLB transaction log.
Arano spent the entire 2021 season in Atlanta's organization at Triple-A Gwinnett. He threw 36 effective innings, punching out 45 and walking 15. If Arano can maintain that form in 2022, he should push for a bullpen role with the big-league club.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Victor Arano: Stays with organization
Atlanta outrighted Arano to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday after he cleared waivers, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Arano posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in seven innings for Gwinnett before Atlanta cast him off its 40-man roster Friday. The 26-year-old posted a 2.73 ERA and gathered 10 holds in 60 appearances for the Phillies in 2018, but he hasn't re-emerged as a big-league-caliber reliever since undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in May 2019.... See More ... See Less
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