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Nationals' Jackson Rutledge: Working through biceps soreness

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said last week that Rutledge has been slowed by biceps soreness during spring training, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Washington invited the right-hander to big-league spring training, but he didn't see any use during the Grapefruit League slate while tending to the injury. While Martinez noted that Rutledge hasn't been shut down and has been doing some throwing of late, he'll likely open the season on the injured list at Low-A Fredericksburg or High-A Wilmington. The biceps issue is the latest in a growing list of injuries that have slowed Rutledge's development since he was selected in the first round of the 2019 first-year player draft.
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Washington Nationals’ prospect Jackson Rutledge looks to rebound...

WASHINGTON – The past season in the minors was a challenge for right-handed pitcher Jackson Rutledge, a first-round pick of the Nationals out of San Jacinto Junior College in Texas in 2019. The Missouri native went on the Injured List twice and posted an overall ERA of 7.68 in 13...
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The Arizona Fall League begins today; Jackson Rutledge and Cole Henry headline the 7 Nats on the roster!

The Arizona Fall League gets started today, and the season will finish with their championship game on November 20. There are six teams in the league, and each AFL team is comprised from players that come from five MLB minor league systems, and from there, teams that have chosen six players to participate and one taxi squad player on each roster. The Washington Nationals players are part of the Surprise Saguaros.
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Jackson Rutledge, Healthy Again, Is Focused on Making Hitters ‘Look Stupid'

Rutledge, healthy again, focused on making hitters ‘look stupid’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. The 2021 season didn’t go as hoped for Jackson Rutledge. Opening the year at High-A Wilmington, the Nationals’ 22-year-old pitching prospect had an opportunity to move up the organizational ladder in his first full professional season since being drafted 17th overall in 2019. But a strained rotator cuff, a blister and a few up-and-down starts later, Rutledge found himself in Low-A Fredericksburg with a 7.68 ERA over just 36 1/3 innings.
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Nationals' Jackson Rutledge: Returns from IL

Rutledge (finger) made his return from Low-A Fredericksburg's 7-day injured list Aug. 31 and started Thursday for the affiliate, working 1.1 innings while giving up six runs (four earned) on four hits and one walk. Rutledge was back in action after a blister on his pitching hand had kept him...
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Washington Nationals’ prospect Jackson Rutledge set to return to mound...

WASHINGTON - Pat Rice was encouraged after Jackson Rutledge, 22, retired four batters with two strikeouts on August 10 at home against Salem for Single-A Fredericksburg. The right-hander and first-round pick in 2019 by the Nationals out of a junior college in Texas dealt with minor shoulder problems earlier this season, then made that short outing.
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Nationals' Jackson Rutledge: Suffers setback with blister

Low-A Fredericksburg returned Rutledge (finger) to the 7-day injured list Wednesday after he suffered a recurrence of a blister on his pitching hand during his start Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Rutledge was on the shelf for about two weeks due to the blister before gaining clearance to start...
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Nationals' Jackson Rutledge: Out with blister

Rutledge is on the 7-day injured list with Low-A Fredericksburg with a blister, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. He is coming off his best start of the year - five shutout innings with seven strikeouts on July 29. Rutledge has had a disaster of a season on the whole, as the 22-year-old righty logged a 12.66 ERA in four starts (10.2 innings) at High-A before missing time with a shoulder injury and then getting a soft landing with an assignment to Low-A. Ideally he will return soon from the blister and be able to finish the season strong while staying healthy. He is a candidate to head to the Arizona Fall League after the minor-league season.
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Nationals' Jackson Rutledge: Activated from MiLB IL

Rutledge (shoulder) was activated from the 7-day minor-league injured list July 20 and assigned to Low-A Fredericksburg. Rutledge made his first start for Fredericksburg on Friday, giving up seven runs (six earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings. Rutledge was sidelined for about...
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Nationals' Jackson Rutledge: Initiates rehab assignment

Rutledge (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with the Nationals' Florida Complex League affiliate Friday, giving up two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out one over one inning. The appearance was Rutledge's first since May 21 after a sore right shoulder had kept him out of action...
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Nats’ prospects Cade Cavalli and Jackson Rutledge impress in debut

The Washington Nationals’ minor-league system didn't get much love from the prospect gurus this offseason, but their best young pitching prospects had nice debuts on Thursday. In an 8-4 spring training loss to the New York Mets on Thursday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Washington’s last two first-round picks both...
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Nationals' Jackson Rutledge: Impressive in spring debut

Rutledge struck out Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith in a 1-2-3 third inning during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Brandon Nimmo reached base to begin the frame, but Rutledge picked him off before shutting down two of New York's best young hitters, getting McNeil with a 96 mph fastball and Smith with his slider. The tall right-hander was the Nats' first-round pick in 2019, and while it might take a rash of injuries to push him into the big leagues this season, Rutledge could be knocking on the door of a rotation spot in 2022.
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