5/31B-R Blog: “Clutch” Since 1996: A list for discussion purposes: It's all active players with at least 1,000 games played between 1996 and 2011 (to date). And,...
5/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Have options at first base: Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse is likely to see the most time at first base with 1B Adam LaRoche (shoulder) on the disabled...[+] list. However, OFs Jerry Hairston Jr. and Matt Stairs could also be options. OF Rick Ankiel (wrist), who is currently on the disabled list, will start taking ground balls at first base.
5/20KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Matt Stairs serves as DH in AL park: Washington Nationals OF Matt Stairs got the chance to serve as designated hitter Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles....[+] He didn't make the most of the chance, however, going hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts.
5/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Matt Stairs likely to DH this weekend: Washington Nationals OF Matt Stairs is the likely candidate to serve as the designated hitter during interleague play this weekend....[+] Stairs is 2-for-21 with six walks and eight strikeouts this year.
5/14KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Mike Morse, Matt Stairs to DH in interleague play: Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said Saturday, May 14, that OFs Mike Morse and Matt Stairs will see time as the designated...[+] hitter in interleague play next weekend when the team visits the Baltimore Orioles. Stairs will face right-handed pitching, and Morse will start against left-handed pitching.
5/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Matt Stairs collects 100th career pinch-hit: Washington Nationals OF Matt Stairs singled in the ninth inning Wednesday, May 4, against the Philadelphia Phillies for his 100th...[+] career pinch-hit, most among active players.
4/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Jayson Werth hitting third: Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth is hitting third with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (abdominal) on the disabled list, according to the...[+] Delaware County Times' Ryan Lawrence. OF Matt Stairs is hitting fourth in the order.
3/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel ticketed to start: Updating a previous item, Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel is expected to be named the starting center fielder over OF Nyjer...[+] Morgan, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. It is unclear what the team will choose to do with Morgan, as OFs Matt Stairs and Laynce Nix are both favorites to make the roster.
3/20KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Matt Stairs has good chance to make team: Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said there is a 'good chance' 1B/OF Matt Stairs would make the team's 25-man roster,...[+] according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Entering play Sunday, March 20, Stairs was 5-for-16 (.313) with three RBIs.
1/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Agree with Alex Cora: The Washington Nationals agreed with free-agent SS Alex Cora (Rangers) on a minor league deal worth $900,000 plus $600,000 in...[+] incentives Monday, Jan. 17, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. Cora will compete with OF Matt Stairs for the final bench spot.
12/14KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Matt Stairs signs: The Washington Nationals signed free-agent OF Matt Stairs (Padres) to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training...[+] Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore.
11/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Five not offered arbitration: The San Diego Padres did not offer salary arbitration to 2B David Eckstein, SS Miguel Tejada, IF Jerry Hairston Jr., OF Matt Stairs...[+] and SP Chris Young, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center.
11/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Five become free agents: San Diego Padres 2B David Eckstein, SP Kevin Correia, OF Matt Stairs, IF Jerry Hairston Jr. and SS Miguel Tejada have all become...[+] free agents, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center.
10/2Giants Nirvana: Waiting: Well...it looks like Giants fans will have to wait another day -- at least -- before they see the Giants win their first division...
10/2Baseball Musings: Phillies Win: The Braves tried to mount a late comeback, but the Phillies blow them out 11-5. That reduces the odd of a massive tie to about...
News -- September 2010
9/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs to keep playingSan Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs, 42, says he wants to play another year or two, MLB.com reports. ...[+]San Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs, 42, says he wants to play another year or two, MLB.com reports.
8/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs sets record for most pinch-hit homers: San Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs hit his 21st career pinch-hit home run Saturday, Aug. 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers, according...[+] to The Associated Press. He passed Cliff Johnson for most pinch-hit homers in a career.
8/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Four regulars sit Wednesday: San Diego Padres C Yorvit Torrealba, OF Ryan Ludwick, SS Miguel Tejada and OF Chris Denorfia are all taking the day off Wednesday,...[+] Aug. 18, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock. OF Matt Stairs started in right field, SS Everth Cabrera was at short, OF Tony Gwynn Jr. was in center and C Nick Hundley started behind the plate.
8/13Crashburn Alley: Broxton ****: Jonathan Broxton is an elite closer, averaging 12 strikeouts per nine innings with a 2.92 ERA. Asking him to get three outs in...
7/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs starting Saturday: San Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs is in the starting lineup Saturday, July 24, in right field, reports Bill Center, of the San Diego...[+] Union-Tribune.
7/17B-R Blog: Born In The Sixties: A fun little list via Play Index...with some tweaking on the results...players who have appeared in games this season, and who...
7/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Tim Stauffer, Matt Stairs activated: The San Diego Padres activated P Tim Stauffer (appendicitis) and OF Matt Stairs (knee) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday,...[+] July 1, according to CBSSports.com.
News -- June 2010
6/30KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs ready: San Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs (knee) said he has completed all of the tasks to prove his right knee has healed and is ready...[+] to return, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center reports.
6/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs jogging: San Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs (knee) has been doing some light jogging and is able to take batting practice, according to MLB.com's...[+] Corey Brock. 'He is progressing. He's hitting on-field, but the one thing he hasn't been able to do is run with intensity,' manager Bud Black said. 'He's not quite to that stage yet. He's doing some light jogging but the knee is still a little sore.'
6/21KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs update: San Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs (knee) will likely take batting practice Tuesday, June 22, but won't be ready to play in the next...[+] series, The Associated Press reports.
6/19KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs unlikely to be activated from DL Tuesday: San Diego Padres OF Matt Stairs (knee) took 20 swings off a tee in an indoor batting cage Friday, June 18, according to Dan Hayes...[+] of the North County Times. He is eligible to return from the disabled list Tuesday, June 22, but manager Bud Black said it 'might be doubtful.'
6/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs placed on 15-day disabled list: The San Diego Padres have placed OF Matt Stairs (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion, according to Bill...[+] Center of The San Diego Union-Tribune. The move is retroactive to Monday, June 7.
6/11KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Matt Stairs could be headed for DL: San Diego Padres 1B Matt Stairs (knee), who hasn't played since June 6, could land on the disabled list Friday, June 11, according...[+] to MLB.com's Corey Brock. OF Aaron Cunningham is the likely candidate to be recalled if Stairs goes on the DL.
5/19KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Adrian Gonzalez could DH during Interleague play: San Diego Padres 1B Adrian Gonzalez could serve as the designated hitter when the team travels to the Seattle Mariners Friday,...[+] May 21, according to MLB.com's Evan Drellich. OFs Oscar Salazar, Matt Stairs or Kyle Blanks are all options to play first base.
5/4KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Kyle Blanks sits Monday: San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks sat out of the lineup Monday, May 3, for the fourth time in the last 11 games, according to The...[+] San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center. Blanks has gone 4-for-29 with two doubles, one home run and just three RBIs since April 20. He also has 18 strikeouts in those 29 at-bats. 'I've been working on staying back. That's the toughest thing. When you are in a slump like this, you want to make something happen. That is counterproductive. I'm trying to keep the basics the same,' Blanks said. OFs Scott Hairston, Matt Stairs and Oscar Salazar have all seen starts in left field.
4/22B-R Blog: Great Pinch Hitters Since 1961: Got this list fooling around with B-R.com PI late last night...great pinch hitters in baseball since 1961...
4/22B-R Blog: It’s A Bush Move: A fun list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Game Finder...
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